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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

Faced with a slate of 10 candidates for city government, the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri decided to try something new to introduce them to voters. The League dubbed the event “Candi-dating” and based the format on speed dating.

Over the last week, we saw three big wins for voting rights at the state level. It is, we hope, a bellwether of things to come.

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a big blow to voters in Wisconsin by refusing to hear a challenge to the state’s voter photo ID law. The Court’s denial puts at risk the voting rights of over 300,000 eligible voters.

As a citizen of both the U.S. and the U.K., I believe it is important to be politically engaged in both of the countries that I call home.

Hold your mouse over the images to see how the League of Women Voters has helped educate and empower voters – past and present!

Two months into the 2015 State Legislative sessions and we have seen a groundswell of assaults on voters in many states. League of Women Voters activists have been working around the clock to fight back against these threats as well as to advance opportunities for voters.

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina is challenging the state's voter photo ID requirement in state court under the North Carolina state constitution.

"I get to be part of an organization that helps millions of voters stand up for what they believe in every single year."

This week, the Mission of the United States to the United Nations commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The League of Women Voters of St. Louis is excited to help engage and empower Ferguson residents to take part in their government and wield influence over their community moving forward.