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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. 

Featured Content

Educating Voters In Depth

Concerned about the role of “fake news” in undermining democracy, the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto hosted a panel “How Do We Know What’s True Anymore?” with stakeholders from technology, academia, policy, as well as the public to engage in a candid conversation about the threat of disinformation, misinformation, and fake news on elections.

The League’s leadership in the fight against voter suppression is making a major impact in states across the U.S. As lawmakers continue to pass legislation and employ tactics that disenfranchise voters, the League challenges these efforts at every level of governance through public advocacy, grassroots organizing, legal action, and public education.

Dr. Deirdre Kamlani, Board Member of the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, talks about an innovative approach to teaching US history, democracy and civics using the Harvard Case Study Method.

Texas Advocacy Groups to Texas Officials: Handing Over Voter Information Violates State Law

League of Women Voters to Host 300+ Voter Registration Drives Across the Country

LWVUS and LWVOH submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Husted v. A. Phillip Randolph Institute.

Maggie Bush, the Program and Outreach Director from the League of Women Voters talks to the Union Edge about National Voter Registration Day, which is coming up on September 26.

Primary and Municipal Elections in the Sunshine State Now Slated for September 26