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Increasing Voter Registration

We work year-round to make sure all eligible Americans—especially first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, communities of color, and low-income Americans—have the opportunity to register and vote. 

Why it matters

Every eligible voter should have a fair and equal opportunity to register to vote and to cast their ballot. Millions of Americans miss the opportunity to vote because they don’t know how to register or they miss their state’s deadline to register.  

What we're doing

As the nation’s largest and longest-standing grassroots voter registration organization, our volunteers register hundreds of thousands of voters and host community voter registration drives across the country each year. We concentrate our registration drives at locations that reach large numbers of unregistered voters, including high schools and community colleges, transit hubs and naturalization ceremonies. Each year, we also help tens of thousands of Americans register online at VOTE411.org. 

Increasing Voter Registration In Depth

With each voter we register, we are helping to get as many people participating as possible. Help us make sure no one is left out. 

League members and volunteers will be hosting more than 850 registration events and virtual activations September 22.

LWVUS and LWV of Texas sent a letter to the Postmaster General demanding that the Postal Service continue their longstanding practice of displaying and providing voter registration forms in post offices across the country.

VOTE411 named Best Government & Civil Innovation Website in the 24th Annual Webby People’s Voice Awards

The $400 million included in this third relief deal is a mere fraction of what is needed for all voters to safely cast their ballot with confidence this November.

The League calls on Congress to include at least $2 billion for election funding in COVID-19 (cornoavirus) stimulus package

Congress must provide states with the funds they need to protect the right to vote amid COVID-19 in the economic stimulus package.

The League joined over 200 organizations supporting an effort led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights urging federal lawmakers and state elections officials to adopt key policies to ensure both the public’s safety and the orderly conduct of the 2020 primary and general elections in light of the current threat posed by COVID-19.

In 2019, LWV of Houston volunteers registered more than 31,000 new citizens to vote. Here's how they did it.