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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

This Election Day, millions of Americans across the country will head to the polls to cast a vote. Attending a candidate debate is one of the best ways voters can prepare for the polls. But how can viewers get the most out of the experience?

On September 24, 2013, the League will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a major voter registration event, featuring actress America Ferrera, in New York City's Bryant Park.

“When you’re talking about changing the world, you don’t need permission and no one will tell you how to do it.” That was the message of the Make Progress national summit, hosted by Generation Progress and held just blocks from The White House.

This Independence Day help us make our democracy work – encourage your fellow citizens to visit VOTE411.org and register to vote!

The League of Women Voters statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the National Voter Registration Act.

Four young women from Austin, TX who are in Washington, DC to compete in the National History Day Competition visited our offices to discuss their impressive project that explores the origins and sustaining impact of the pivotal Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Deirdre Mcnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida writes about how the problems at the polls on Election Day 2012 resulted in the recent changes in Florida's election laws, including increased early voting.

It struck me that the League doesn’t just ask others, like Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform or the Supreme Court to continue to protect voting rights, we foster civic life and democracy through the very way we operate.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara testified before the Commitee on House Administration on H.R. 2115, the Voter Registration Efficiency Act.