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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

Send the League of Women Voters of Kansas a message of support — they recently launched an emergency initiative to reach all voters that the Secretary of State of is attempting to purge from the voter rolls.

As we reflect on the many things we are thankful for this year, I hope you will join me in sending the Oklahoma League a thank you for a job well done in bringing their state into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act!

"The League is excited to be teaming up with Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell to make sure all voices are heard on Election Day 2016," said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters. "

Local Leagues throughout Kansas are reaching out to “purged” voters following changes to the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement on state voter registration forms. League volunteers will educate effected registrants to ensure that every person who registers to vote in Kansas is able to vote.

On Tuesday, we brought together supporters, policymakers and members of the media to introduce Dr. Wylecia Wiggs Harris as our newest executive director and to bid a fond farewell to our previous executive director, Nancy Tate who led the League for 15 years.

From the tip of Maine to the coast of California, Leagues have been working to register voters and ensure our elections are free, fair and accessible to all voters. We have put together a brief slide show to highlight some of the most exciting victories you helped make possible.

In 2016, our goals are very simple. We plan to: grow the vote, protect the vote and empower voters with information, through our nonpartisan voters’ guides and candidate forums and debates, and through our online tools—espeicallyVOTE411.org. These three priorities stand on their own, but are they are also inextricably intertwined.

Test your knowledge about the presidential nominating process by taking our quiz!

Yesterday, millions of voters across the country took control in their communities by casting their votes in thousands of state and local elections. If you voted this year or helped others in your community cast their votes, thank you!

For several years, the League of Women Voters and our partners have been lobbying to bring the health care exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act. This week, we delivered a letter to the President asking for voluntary compliance and alerting the Administration to our intent to sue, if necessary.