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Voter Registration

The Act provides an important roadmap for solving the vital issues facing our political system and serves as a vehicle to help renew Americans’ faith that the problems facing our democracy can be solved.

The League was cited in a ruling to extend voter registration an additional week in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

"We will appeal to protect the critical rights of voters in these three states, especially during this election year,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters U.S.

The League team is taking a moment to reflect on this spring’s “Use Your Voice” tour, featuring Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, Anais Mitchell, and nearly 40 local League volunteer teams nationwide.Overall, League representatives spoke directly to tens of thousands of voters through the tour.

The Your Vote is Your Voice! Empowered Women Vote seeks to empower women in our community, particularly those underserved, to better engage them in the political process.

“If the illegal action is allowed to stand there will be substantial and continuing harm to voters and to our organizations,” said President MacNamara.

Our 2016 Youth Voter Registration Program has registered over 4,000 young voters so far! Early data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement show that young people are voting in primaries at levels we have not seen for some time.

The League of Women Voters of the United States, alongside its Alabama, Georgia and Kansas affiliates, filed a federal lawsuit against the executive director of the Election Assistance Commission to prevent these states from requiring documentary proof-of-citizenship when registering voters using the federal mail voter registration form.

The League filed a Temporary Restratining order (TRO) and injunction enjoining the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and Executive Director Brian Newby from enforcing the decision granting state requests to amend the national uniform mail-in voter registration form to require documentary proof of citizenship.

The League of Women Voters of the U.S., joined by the Alabama, Georgia and Kansas Leagues, filed suit in federal district court to stop the recent illegal action by the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) that allows these states to restrict voter registration.