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Educating Voters

We host hundreds of events and programs every year to educate voters about candidates in thousands of federal, state and local races, as well as distribute millions of educational materials about state and local elections. 

Why it matters

The leaders we elect make decisions that affect our daily lives. Elections are our chance to stand up for what matters most to us and to have an impact on the issues that affect us, our communities, our families and our future. 

What we're doing

We host hundreds of candidate debates and forums across the country each year and provide straightforward information about candidates and ballot issues. Through print and online resources, including VOTE411.org, we equip voters with essential information about the election process in each state, including polling place hours and locations, ballot information, early or absentee voting rules, voter registration deadlines, ID requirements and more. 

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Educating Voters In Depth

Impeachment does not mean removal of an elected official from office. As a nonpartisan organization, the League of Women Voters offers this unbiased information to voters seeking to learn more about the impeachment process. 

The League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase, testified before the U.S. House Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections on Thursday, October 17, 2019. 

As you think about your plan for voting this year—whether you take advantage of early and absentee voting opportunities in your state, or you vote on Election Day November 5th—I hope you will encourage your loved ones to make a plan, too.

A St. Louis attorney who filed a slate of voter reform petitions in Missouri is suing Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, alleging that Ashcroft “intentionally cherry-picked portions of the initiative petitions and described them in as loaded and pejorative terms as possible, while leaving out aspects of the initiative petitions likely to be popular with voters.” League of Women Voters of Missouri president comments.

Leagues in Illinois are mobilizing to recruit polling station judges needed to run elections in 2020. All seven League of Women Voters chapters in DuPage County are helping the clerk's office recruit up to 4,000 judges it expects to need to run elections next March and November.

Momentum is growing among state legislatures to award electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. LWV National Popular Vote Taskforce Chair Toni Zimmer contributes.

The Mueller report makes it clear: Congress should pass the For the People Act  to modernize our elections and increase transparency.

In less than one year, on April 1, 2020, the Census will be in full swing. This process of counting will ensure that the political power, health, and safety of every community is maintained or enhanced in the upcoming decade.

The League of Women Voters celebrated the record number of women serving in the House and Senate this year with a reception for the female members of Congress.

This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look back through our own organization’s history to highlight some of our most prominent members. Each of them made great strides toward a more perfect democracy, both in their League work and in their own political work. Their accomplishments inspire us to continue toward the same goal.