Making Democracy Work

Learn about our Iowa Caucuses

The League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County is a co-sponsor of The Iowa Caucus Education Workshop on Monday, November 9 in Sun Room @ Memorial Union.

The link below provides more details about the plans for the day - the First in the Nation Iowa Caucus traveling exhibit, voter registration and resource fair, and Iowa Caucus Education Workshop.  All events are free and open to the public.


Fund-raising opportunity with Worldly Goods Store

Support our local League while purchasing some amazing handicrafts at Worldly Goods on Wednesday, November 11, between 4:00pm-7:00pm at 223 Main Street in Ames.  Our League will receive 20% if the sales reach $1,000 or more during our fund-raiser!

October General Meeting Recap

Dan Breitbarth, the ISU Student Body President and Haley Cook from The Young Professionals of Ames were the two-member panel discussing ‘Young Adult World View’ at the October LWV General Meeting. Sophia Magill moderated this animated Q & A session.


October General Meeting

Young Adult World View will be the topic of discussion at the October General Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Ames & Story County. This meeting will feature a panel of young people that will include ISU students and young professionals. The public is welcome to attend this free event on:
Thursday, October 15
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Avenue

Ames City Council Candidate Forum Recap

Over 50 people, including Ames City Council Candidates, Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, Dan DeGeest, Tim Gartin, and Chris Nelson attended the candidate forum on October 8 in the Ames City Hall council chambers. Candidate Matt Converse was unable to attend, but did send a statement. Devita Harden acted as the forum moderator. This was an open microphone forum with lively audience participation. Fiscal Responsibility, Land Use, Student Rental Properties, Zoning, Sustainable Energy Sources, Infrastructure, Complete Streets and Economic Development were among the important topics discussed. For more information visit and remember to vote on November 3!

Ames City Council Candidate Forum

Ames residents are invited to participate in a candidate forum for the Ames City Council on Thursday, October 8, 7p-9p at Ames City Hall Council Chambers, 515 Clark, Ames. The candidates are Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, Matt Converse, Dan DeGeest, Tim Gartin, and Chris Nelson. The forum will be televised on government access cable Channel 12 for live broadcast, later broadcast, and streaming on demand. The live and television audiences are encouraged to participate with their comments and questions. This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ames & Story County.