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“A second judge has declared Wisconsin's voter ID law unconstitutional, further guaranteeing that the ID requirement will not be in place for elections this fall.”

“In response to Susan Lerner's op-ed, ‘Voters are the losers in Nassau fight’ [Opinion, July 3], the League of Women Voters of Nassau County [NY] believes in many of the same principles.”

“The League of Women Voters of Emporia [KS] gave the opportunity Sunday for citizens to register to vote at the Emporia Public Library. “We've been registering voters that had moved since the last election or maybe have never registered,” Ann Havenhill said.”

“State efforts are inadequate to address this issue. Third party efforts -- such as those run by the League of Women Voters, Rock the Vote, the NAACP, Mi Familia Vota, and every other third-party registration groups -- are essential to ensure we close this gap.”

“The League of Women Voters of Glenview [IL], along with other Leagues across the nation, believes we must preserve the integrity of our electoral process by increasing transparency and letting the sunlight shine in.”

Marilyn A. O'Dell, co-president League of Women Voters of Utah: "Because of these vital benefits, the League of Women Voters supports ACA and aims to inform Utahns about its pivotal impact on their lives."

“A journey of 1000 miles begins with 46 voters Thursday, July 12 -- Despite the slashing rain, the jobless lined up for more than an hour Wednesday outside.”

“As a part of our commitment to democracy, we encourage librarians to use their library’s website to promote Vote 411, a new tool the League of Women Voters provides that helps people register to vote, and offers information on voting requirements and state deadlines.”

“...Florida League of Women Voter's Executive Director, Jessica Lowe Minor, said those changes have allowed her group and several other to start getting people signed up to vote. ‘Not all of the law was repealed, but good portions of it were blocked, the portions of it that we felt were the most onerous were blocked...’”

“One would think that in a nation where so many citizens do not vote — 75 million eligible people in 2008 — legislators would spare no efforts to increase exercise of the franchise.”