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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

Yesterday, the League of Women Voters joined with Rachel’s Action Network (RAN) to host a breakfast honoring the women of the U.S. Congress.

Social justice icon Eleanor Roosevelt was a formative leader of the League of Women Voters.

Who votes in primaries? And what happens next? Here’s a quick look at primaries to help answer your questions about this pivotal part of our voting system.

In the last two weeks, four anti-voter provisions became law in Ohio. Read our guest blog from the League of Women Voters of Ohio on these election changes and how they're keeping voters informed.

By Kara Brandeisky, ProPublica In June, the U.S.

LWVUS submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service urging urged them to keep pushing to stop the secret ‘dark money,’ while at the same time protecting truly nonpartisan work to provide the public with unbiased voter information.

...1,000 or more families. But “now the streets are paved, and there are curbs, gutters and sidewalks. Streetlights have been installed.

This morning, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) will present their report to a Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing. The League submitted testimony to PCEA that urged consideration of a five-point reform agenda as part of its recommendations.