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Increasing Voter Registration

As the nation’s largest and longest-standing grassroots voter registration organization, 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

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. 

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Increasing Voter Registration In Depth

This past Election Day, Michigan voters used the power of their ballots to transfer the responsibility of drawing state and legislative districts to an independent redistricting commission, as well as expand access to the polls by approving two Michigan initiatives: Proposals 2 and 3. 

The League celebrates 2018 midterms voting rights victories in Florida, Maryland, and Michigan. When it came to issues of elections, voters overwhelmingly selected to expand voting rights.

This National Voter Registration Day, Leagues in more than 40 states will host over 400 registration events.

Arizonans who recently updated their address with the Motor Vehicles Division  may not have had their voter registration updated. Now is the time for voters to check their registration status.

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the League stands united with our Puerto Rican neighbors and ready to support new voters throughout the midterms this season.

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is just around the corner! This year, a record-breaking 400 League of Women Voters affiliates nationwide have already signed up to hit the streets and help register voters as part of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25. 

The League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) and Rose Community Management (RCM), an affiliate of Jonathan Rose Companies (JRCo), are joining forces to empower voters to make use of their electoral power in 2018.

League of Women Voters volunteers nationwide have passed a major milestone: hosting more than 600 school registration drives and registering nearly 20,000 students to vote so far this year.

Voter ID laws can make it difficult for homeless people to vote. In Wisconsin, the League is working to help homeless voters exercise their rights.

Our volunteers have been out in force, working with passionate students to register new voters at their school walkouts, marches, and other events across the country.