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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

This week, the League attended a special meeting on Capitol Hill conducted by Senators Mark Begich and Harry Reid concerning voting rights.

“This decision gives us a new tool to fight partisan gerrymandering,” said President MacNamara.

In Ohio and elsewhere, state and local Leagues are responding to elections law changes of all kinds by providing voters with accurate, up-to-date voting resources and information.

Preliminary results of our high school voter registration project show that we helped register thousands of young people to vote this spring! Here are six major takeaways that have us excited about young voters.

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the 26th Amendment, which opened up the voting process to millions of young Americans.

Today, on the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision that gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the Senate will finally hold a hearing on the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA).

"Today was an important step; the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on voting rights and discrimination. The end result of that discussion: we must pass the VRAA and quickly," said Elisabeth MacNamara, national President of the League of Women Voters.

Access to the vote is not about politics; it's about justice and equality. The Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA) is the remedy that will help ensure equal access to the vote for all eligible Americans.

I joined members of Congress and leading civil and voting rights leaders at a press conference to call on Congress to move the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA) forward. We gathered as a show of unity and to deliver the message that the League and our partners are serious about protecting voters.

Brittany Sowacke/Staff Photographer Tamara Allen of Arlington times the debate between Deirdre McNab (right at the head table) and Elizabeth McNamara (left and on screen), who are running for pr