Skip to main content

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

Democracy defines America, and democracy has prevailed in the 2020 elections.

The Electoral College has been a part of our democratic process since the start, but what does it really do and what can we expect this year? Here is what you should know.

The attempt to disenfranchise more than 120,000 voters who lawfully cast their ballots during early voting is disgraceful and un-American.

USA Today asked experts and voting rights advocates for the best way that voters should cast their ballots.

Here’s what to know about in-person voting.

Here are a few stories from LWV staff members about their favorite memory of the voting process that we hope will inspire you as you plan to make your voice heard!

This year, we are going to have to wait for democracy to run its course. We need to allow time for every vote to be counted accurately and completely. 

Creating a voting plan that fits your needs makes casting your ballot easier and less prone to complications. This year is unlike any other election year in recent memory. And at the League of Women Voters we know that there is a lot of information out there to sift through as you develop the best voting plan for you.  Here are four easy ways that VOTE411.org can help you get started on your plan today.

Whether it is a local or a national race, elections are a time to consider the issues that you care about and decide which candidate you support.