This past Election Day, Michigan voters used the power of their ballots to transfer the responsibility of drawing state and legislative districts to an independent redistricting commission, as well as expand access to the polls by approving two Michigan initiatives: Proposals 2 and 3.
On November 6, 2018, Coloradoans voted to pass Amendments Y and Z, two key redistricting ballot initiatives made possible by the League and coalition partners in Colorado.
Every Election Day, League of Women Voters volunteers participate in election protection in order to ensure that voters are treated reasonably and fairly. In 2018, we saw some of the biggest problems in Georgia, where voters waited for up to five hours to vote. Watch our video to hear some real stories from real voters on Election Day.
Studies have shown that talking about voting makes people more likely to vote. People are social creatures that want to join in when everyone else is doing something. Talking about voting can make your conversation partners more likely to vote because they know that other people are voting.
In states across the country, the League is working to put the power to draw lines in the hands of the people, not politicians.
This week, I had the privilege to attend a talk by Arturo Vargas at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) on Latinos and the 2018 election.
Like many Americans, I never know where I’ll be on Election Day. What if I have to travel for work? What if the baby is sick and I can’t make it to the polls? What if I get stuck at the office late and the lines are super long?
Election Day just three weeks away. Voters across the country will participate in important state and local elections on November 6.
Yesterday I watched as my CEO was arrested in an act of civil disobedience in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.