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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

I will be stepping down in a few weeks after 15 years as the League’s executive director. I am confident that the League will continue its work to make American democracy as good as the ideals on which the country was founded.

Read President Elisabeth MacNamara's Huffington Post article on the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Ninety-five years ago, a single vote in the Tennessee legislature guaranteed that the 19th Amendment, securing women the right to vote would, at last, become law.

"The League is committed to honoring Julian Bond's legacy in our ongoing work to keep our elections free, fair and accessible for every eligible voter,” said President MacNamara.

I enjoy seeing the historical moments the League has been involved in captured in the memorabilia on our office walls.

The League of Women Voters of Oklahoma recently helped secure a big victory for voters in their state by reaching an agreement with the State Election Board and state agencies ensuring compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Last week, the first debate for the 2016 presidential election took place. Here are a few things you can do to get the most out of watching future debates.

“The Voting Rights Act (VRA) is one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history,” said President MacNamara.

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law, calling the day ''a triumph for freedom." The VRA was an historic achievement that changed America.

League members don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk. When a problem arises, League members join with others to focus on the challenge and try to solve it.