Making Democracy Work


The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.
Voting is one of our fundamental rights. Casting a ballot in a local, state, or national election represents our voices as citizens and truly makes democracy work.

Voting regulations often disenfranchise the elderly, communities of color, those with special needs, and students.

If you (or someone you know) have been or will be unable to vote in Nueces County because you DO NOT HAVE a state-approved photo ID to show at the polling place, the League of Women Voters may be able to help. We can assist local residents navigate the application process requirements and secure the correct documents required by the State of Texas for presentation to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (Please visit the website for information.)

The State of Texas identifies the following seven IDs as the only acceptable voter photo IDs to cast a ballot:

Texas Driver license issued by the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS)

Texas Concealed Handgun License issued by DPS

Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS

US Military Identification Card with photograph

US Citizenship Certificate with photograph

Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS

United States Passport

Please contact the League at 361-445-4436 and leave your name and telephone number or email contact information to

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League Lingo

There are certain terms that are unique to the League of Women Voters- "League Lingo." Some are listed here to help new members and remind all of us. More will be printed at a later date.

ACTION: Promoting the League's positions on local, state and national public policy issues to government officials, the media and the public.

Action Alert: Request from the LWVUS or state League to take action in support of a League position.

Annual Meeting: Local year-end business meeting to elect officers and directors, vote on bylaw changes and adopt a budget and program of work for the next year.

Associate Member: A nonvoting member of the League, such as a person under 18 years of age or a non-citizen.

Consensus: Collective opinion of a substantial number of League members, representative of the membership as a whole, after objective study of an issue.

Concurrence: Agreement by League members with a position on an issue reached by a small group of members or by another League.

Convention: A state or national League meeting held every other year at which delegates elect officers and directors for the biennium, adopt program, make bylaw changes and adopt a budget, usually for one year. Local Leagues send delegates to state convention, local and state Leagues send delegates to national convention.