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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

“Everyone wants to build for wealthy people.” This was the straight shooting comment made by First as he addressed the recent Annual Meeting of the .

...Hill to ask every GOP member of the House to put his or her weight behind scheduling a hearing.

The League held its 51st biennial national convention this week, in which League members from around the country discussed important public policy issues and celebrated the organization’s accomplishments on voting rights, campaign finance reform and the environment and more.

Have you registered to vote or updated your voter registration at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or another public government agency? Then you have the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) to thank for that!

Graduation is a major milestone after which many young adults move and embark upon new challenges. The League of Women Voters wants to help these recent graduates become active and engaged members of their new communities – help us encourage graduates to register to vote.

This morning, I joined with other voting rights leaders at a press conference to urge Congress to begin moving the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act by holding a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.

I'm the mother of two small children, and while my children are too small to understand the issues on the ballot or being discussed in the government meetings we attend, I am teaching them everyday lessons they can carry with them.

Read a guest blog post by the League of Women Voters of Oregon on their recent participation in the Pacific Northwest Regional Hearing of the National Commission on Voting Rights.

May 1 was Law Day, a day to reflect on the role of law and its importance to American society today and in our founding. This year’s theme – American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters – was particularly relevant to the work of the League.

The National Voter Registration Act requires public assistance agencies to provide voter registration opportunities to applicants, and the Health Benefit Exchanges are public assistance agencies.