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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

The League joined with Demos, Project Vote and allied groups to urge the Obama Administration to fully implement the National Voter Registra

All year long, I work with League volunteers around the country, supporting their efforts to reach and help inform voters through our national voter information site, VOTE411.org.

Every time I remember that this is National Volunteer Week, I break into a smile. I am lucky to come to work every day to support women & men around the country who are dedicating their free time to helping voters participate in our democracy.

The League joined with our voting rights partners to file an appeal challenging the ruling in Kobach v. EAC. We’ve also filed a motion to stay to prevent Kansas and Arizona from requiring documentary proof of citizenship in the interim.

I was thrilled to visit with over 100 students visiting Washington, D.C. through the Close Up Foundation to help explain how the League of Women Voters advocates on public policy issues at the federal, state and local levels.

The League filed a motion to stay a decision of the District Court of Kansas pending an appeal in the case of Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

As we honor the anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights, we urge Congress to pass legislation that will continue to ensure equal voting rights for all Americans.

Women possess unbridled power to effect change, especially at the grassroots level. But there are many admirable women that history books often fail to recognize.

A new law in Illinois allows 17-years-olds to vote in the primary election if they'll be 18 in time for the November general election. Following passage of the law, the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford registered 304 new young voters!

Supporters of the new national health care law portray California's exchange as among the most successful at signing up residents for medical coverage.