Portland Area

Date & TimePlaceDescription
Nov 9, 2020
10:00 am
Held On Zoom
LWV-Portland: The Monthly Brief

Jump on Zoom once a month to learn about the latest League activities, and find out how you can get involved. This 30-minute online session gives you a chance to meet other members, share ideas, and keep up with all things League. 

The Monthly Brief happens on the second Monday of each month. Sessions are held at 10:00 and repeated at 5:00: choose a time that fits your schedule. No registration is required. 

10:00 AM brief: JOIN HERE

5:00 PM brief: JOIN HERE 

Election 2020: Candidate Forums

Candidate Forum for House District 29 (Scarborough)
Monday, October 12 at 7:00 PM

Watch a recording of this event here

Candidates for House District 29 (Scarborough) will met in an online forum. The candidates included: Shawn Babine (D), Annalee Rosenblatt (R), and Sophie Warren (I). Kevin Freman hosted. 

This forum was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maine and Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce.


November 3rd Election: Questions and Referendums on the Ballots

Have questions about the referndums on your ballot? We've put together nonpartisan, unbiased arguments that are in favor or against each question. Click below to read more about the referendums on your ballot in either Portland or Westbrook. 

Portland Referendums A-F

Westbrook Referendums 


Join the Portland Area League

For over 100 years, the League has been a powerful, grassroots organization that works to educate voters and make government more accountable to the people. The legacy of the League of Women Voters is bold. Click here to join the Portland Area League of Women Voters

  • We proudly operate as a nonpartisan, fact-based source of information for voters.
  • We study together to educate ourselves prior to taking action.
  • We appreciate being part of a national organization but want to work locally.
  • We love increasing the number of registered voters.
  • We advocate for policies that improve our democracy.
  • We honor and continue the important history of the League of Women Voters.

We have a great schedule ahead for 2019-2020! LWVPA loves questions! Contact Beth or Peg.


Portland League Newsletters

2019-2020 Newsletters

Read our January 2020 Newsletter
Read our Winter 2019 Newsletter
Read our Fall 2019 Newsletter
Read our Summer 2019 Newsletter
Read our May 2019 Newsletter
Read our April 2019 Newsletter
Read our March 2019 Newsletter
Read our February 2019 Newsletter
Read our January 2019 Newsletter

2016-2018 Newsletters from the archive.


Volunteer Opportunities

Here's your chance to get involved in exciting projects with the Portland Area League. These ongoing efforts are vital to creating an engaged community - and they're fun.


Portland Area League of Women Voters

PO Box 7904
Portland, ME 04112
(207) 622-0256

LWVPA Who's Who

Co-presidents - Peg Balano and Beth Basham
Secretary - Carol Carpenter
Treasurer - Polly Ward


  • Elaine DiGiovanni
  • Barbara Kaufman
  • Kim Peaslee
  • Sue Robins
  • Gail Roller
  • Debra Smith

The Emily Farley Fund

The Emily Farley Fund, part of the Maine Community Foundation, honors the work and memory of the indomitable Emily Farley and financially supports programming of an educational nature. Emily was finance chair of the LWV Portland Area for many years as well as a dedicated board member and President.

Learn more about the Emily Farley Fund