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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.  

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

Take Action

Increase voter registration

There are many things you can do to empower your community to get involved in elections
  • Demand that your senators support bills that make elections accessible to all Americans

  • Stay up to date on the latest voter registration news by joining our email list 

  • Visit VOTE411 to get registration information for your community

Latest from the League

LWV Kansas sued in state court to overturn several laws restricting voter education, mailing advance ballot applications, delivering advance ballots, and tightening signature match requirements

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This story originally aired on News4JAX.

A new campaign announced Saturday, called Vote Local Now, is aimed at getting more people to the polls, especially African American voters. It’s spearheaded by the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, along with 904ward and The League of Women Voters.

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This story was originally published in Generations Magazine.

There is no “right” age to give back to your community. But for members of the League of Women Voters (LWV)—50 state League (and the District of Columbia), and more than 750-plus local leagues— there are key ways that leadership, which includes many volunteers older than age 50, is working to revolutionize our civic life. That work includes bringing people together, inspiring hope around government and expanding the franchise to new citizens.

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