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Voter Photo ID

In Virginia, voter photo ID will be required for the first time and as many as 200,000 eligible voters may not have the requisite ID.

In Austin, Dallas and San Antonio where I visited last week, election officials are taking a professional approach to training their poll workers and their staff in preparation for early voting and Election Day.

Now is the time to start thinking about how and when you’ll vote. In addition to getting ready to vote as you have in years past, voters in many states may also need to show voter identification in order to cast a ballot.

Since 2011, Wisconsin has been one of the battlegrounds for those fighting to protect voting rights. I had the privilege of visiting Wisconsin this past weekend to do my part to help protect and educate Wisconsin voters.

As volunteers of the League of Women Voters of Fairfax (VA) helped new citizens and others register to vote this past weekend, we also helped answer many of the common questions that come up about the voting process.

Earlier this month, a federal judge denied a preliminary injunction barring North Carolina’s new restrictive elections law.

Thanks to the work of the League of Women Voters and our coalition partners, no eligible voter in Wisconsin was disenfranchised by the state's state’s voter photo ID, which remains blocked by a federal court injunction to this day.

In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), here are just a few ways the League works to ensure equal access to the ballot for Americans with disabilities.

Challenging a law on its face is always a very difficult thing to do. But as we have seen over the years since voter ID laws have been applied, these laws discriminate.

As we honor the anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights, we urge Congress to pass legislation that will continue to ensure equal voting rights for all Americans.