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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. 

Educating Voters In Depth

More than 100 years ago, the League of Women Voters of the U.S. was founded to be a nonpartisan voice for American women who wanted free, fair, and open elections, above all else. The politics may change, but our commitment to democracy remains the same.

LWVUS and LWV of Rhode Island filed an amicus brief in the case of Cook v. Raimondo, in which twelve student plaintiffs are suing the state of Rhode Island to demand a right to an education adequate to prepare students to engage in civic society. 

The Senate must serve as impartial jurors not tied to party lines, and convict him, ensuring that Donald Trump is banned from running for federal office again.

Today, there is a critical runoff election in Georgia! Two US Senate seats that will determine control of the Senate and a Public Service Commissioner position are on the ballot. 

Any objection to this process is simply political theater which directly mocks and defies our Constitution. 

More voters than ever before participated in our elections in 2020, thanks in part to the work of the League across the country. Here are just a few of our successes in 2020.

LWV sent a letter to Secretaries of State thanking them for their dedication and hard work in making the 2020 election run successfully.

The League of Women Voters of the United States calls on the General Services Administration to fulfil the duties and ascertain president-elect Joe Biden immediately.

We commend Mr. Krebs and. the staff of CISA for their hard work to safeguard our votes and ensure American elections are safe from cyber-attacks.