The League of Women Voters: White Bear Lake Area provides nonpartisan voter and election information to White Bear Lake, MN; the St. Croix Valley (Stillwater); and surrounding areas.
2021 Election Information
We hosted five candidate forums for November elections in Mahtomedi and White Bear Lake. View the forums on our YouTube channel: LWV WBLA YouTube
In light of the events of January 6, 2021 and the ongoing threat to our nation’s democratic system from domestic terrorism and extremists still at large, the LWVWBLA fully endorses the LWVMN’s recent letter to the Minnesota Legislature in Defense of our Democracy. Click here for the full text of the letter and our response.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The LWV: White Bear Lake Area Chapter
The League of Women Voters has been in existence in the northeast suburban Twin Cities area since the 1930s when a small group of women realized that they had a responsibility to vote with more background knowledge. This first local organization in White Bear Lake grew to encompass the areas of White Bear Lake, White Bear Township and Birchwood. By the 1960s, half the membership came from North Oaks and the name was changed to White Bear/North Oaks LWV. Mahtomedi had its own chapter but combined with the White Bear Lake group in 2001. Members from Arden Hills and Shoreview joined in 2009. In 2014 members from the St. Croix Valley area joined. The name recognizes those historical roots even though the organization now serves many communities, 3 school districts and 3 counties. We now represent 32 communities across the north suburban Twin Cities.
Membership is $60 for individuals (open to men and women), $90 for a household (includes all family members) or $30 for students.