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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

It may not even be Election Day 2015, but we all know that the battle for the White House in 2016 is already well underway.

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) 2015 is over, but we’ll be smiling about the results for a long time to come! Here’s what excited us most about National Voter Registration Day.

For the fourth straight year, thousands of organizations across the country are celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) by registering tens of thousands of new voters. It is an important day for all of us to help voters get ready to head to the polls to weigh in on the issues that matter most to them.

"League teams are finding new voters at bike races, gyms and new citizen ceremonies on this National Voter Registration Day,” said President MacNamara.

You wouldn’t know there were some important and noteworthy elections this year – 2015 – by watching, reading or listening to the news. There are thousands of important state and local elections happening on Election Day 2015! Enter your address at www.VOTE411.org to see what’s happening in your community.

Earlier this month, the League of Women Voters of Kansas and other voting rights advocates fought to protect the nearly 35,000 voters at risk of being purged from Kansas’ voter rolls by testifying against the proposed changes.

Predictable Results: A Report from the League of Women Voters of Ohio Comparing 2011 Gerrymandering to the 2012 and 2014 Election Results, concluded that Ohio’s legislative districts are rigged to yield completely predictable results.

With the battle for the White House already underway and presidential primaries looming soon, the League has answers to voters' most frequently asked questions.

More than 225 League of Women Voters affiliates around the country will help register voters as part of this year’s National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22.

Test your knowledge of the 19th Amendment and learn more about the fight for women's suffrage in the U.S. with our interactive quiz!