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Expanding Voter Access

We fight to increase voters’ access to the polls, including expanding early voting, automatic and online voter registration.  

Why it matters

The right to vote is a fundamental principle of our democracy. When more Americans can participate in our elections, the outcome better reflects who we are as a country. We work year-round at the state and local level to enact voting reforms that best increase turnout and help new communities participate in the process, making our elections more free, fair and accessible. 

What we're doing

Our volunteers have been behind some of the most important voting reform victories in recent years. From fighting for expanded early voting, to enacting automatic and online voter registration and more, we are working to modernize our voting systems and streamline the voting process. We also work to ensure compliance with laws like the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which have helped millions of Americans access their right to vote. 

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Expanding Voter Access In Depth

On National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), the League will host more than 500 voter registration events in local communities.  

LWVUS seeks to find common ground with lawmakers as H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act moves forward in Committee this fall. 

A memo to members of the U.S. House supports H. Res. 513, which reaffirms the importance of democracy and the freedoms that it brings.

September is when most Americans start paying attention to fall elections and presents the perfect time to highlight democracy as individuals engage and register to vote.

The LWVUS Volunteer Lobby Corps had a very active spring this year focusing on the For the People Act, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Women's History commemorative coin program.

The League joins partner organizations on a set of cases before the Supreme Court which could ensure much-needed protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace.

The League of Women Voters sent a memo to U.S. Senators urging them to co-sponsor S. Res 252, a resolution to establish September as National Democracy Month.

The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia today filed an amicus brief along with partner civil rights groups in the D.C. voting rights case Castanon v. United States.

The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia filed an amicus brief along with partner civil rights groups in the D.C. voting rights case Castanon v. United States

The League sent a letter to U.S. Senators encouraging them to support and pass a resolution making September National Democracy Month.