Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Complete listing of meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, October 13, 2016
TBD LWVFC Board Meeting.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
3 - 5 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWVFC Community Forum: Referendum on Library Renovation. Free and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters of Falls Church and the Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) are co-hosting a forum examining the November referendum on issuing bonds to support improvements to the Falls Church library. The forum will be held Sunday October 16 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street.

The city has been exploring ways to expand and upgrade the Mary Riley Styles Public Library since 2012. On the November 8 ballot, Falls Church voters will be asked whether the city government should be authorized to issue up to $8.7 million worth of bonds to fund the construction, renovation, expansion or replacement of the library in one or more locations.

The program will conducted as an "Oxford Style" debate, with votes taken on the issue at the beginning and end of the program and audience discussion in between. The event is part of a series of non-partisan forums that the League is sponsoring this fall to help voters understand the questions that will be on this fall's ballot. An earlier event explored a proposed constitutional amendment regarding right-to-work laws.

For more information on the library referendum, the proposed constitutional amendments and the candidates seeking election this fall, go to the League's comprehensive non-partisan online voters' guide at

Monday, October 17, 2016
  Voter Registration Deadline. Voter Registration Deadline Is October 17; League's Non-Partisan Online Voter Guide Is Ready

Monday October 17 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 8 election or for voters to update their registration information, according to the League of Women Voters of Falls Church.

Voters can register or make changes in their information online through links on the League's non-partisan elections website,, or through the website of the Virginia Department of Elections at Voters can also obtain registration applications at City Hall and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, and can register in person at the Registrar's office at City Hall, 300 Park Avenue.

Non-partisan comprehensive information about this year's election is also available at After a user enters their address, they can retrieve information about their polling place and the choices that will be on the ballot. (This address data is not retained by the League.) In the City of Falls Church, voters will consider candidates for president and Congress, as well as two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution and a referendum on a proposed $8.7 million bond for the Falls Church library. The League site includes answers to a series of questions posed to the candidates and information about both sides of the ballot questions.

For more information on the Falls Church League and its activities go to

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Falls Church City Hall - Registrar's Office
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046
Last day to apply for Mail Absentee Ballot.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  ELECTION DAY - Absentee Ballot deadline by 7 p.m.. Non-partisan LWVFC Voter Guides will be available at all voting precincts
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
TBD LWVFC Board Meeting.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Richmond LWV-VA's Roundtable Pre-session Luncheon & Discussion. Advance registration is required
Sunday, December 11, 2016
TBD LWVFC Holiday Social.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:30 a.m.
The Broadway - Meeting Room
502 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWVFC Membership / Planning Meeting. Provide input for program planning and review, scholarship funding and administrative decisions, in addition to our regular board meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
3-4:30 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
LWVFC Community Forum: Local Transportation Update.