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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

Alabama says it plans to move ahead with a requirement for potential voters to show concrete proof of citizenship, in the first sign of a wider impact from a court decision on Wednesday ordering a

Utah was the second territory to grant women the right to vote in 1870. Like it or not, polygamy did play a part in suffrage in Utah.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (John Hanna/ AP) A federal judge on Wednesday sided with two states that want to force new voters to prove they are citizens, over a federal elections commi

Arizona and Kansas can require anyone registering to vote by mail to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, a federal judge said in a loss for the Obama administration and minority-rights advocates.

...prove they are U.S. citizens were upheld by a federal judge on Wednesday, potentially opening the door for more states to enact such measures. The two Republican-led states had sued the U.S.

...citizenship. The court case doesn't change their status.

...both states register with state forms, but their officials said the availability of the federal form created a loophole in enforcement of proof-of-citizenship requirements.

The Oakland League embraces the history of the suffrage movement; we are proud to highlight our history and work during Women’s History Month, but also are committed to improving our community throughout the year.

A District Court issued a ruling that approves the documentary proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration by the states of Arizona and Kansas. Previously, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such a requirement is preempted by the federal law.