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Fighting Voter Suppression

We challenge all efforts and tactics that threaten our democracy and limit the ability of voters to exercise their right to vote.

Why it matters

Voting rights are under attack. In recent years, politicians in dozens of states have erected intentional barriers to our right to vote, including forcing discriminatory voter ID and proof-of-citizenship restrictions on eligible voters, reducing polling place hours in communities of color, cutting early voting opportunities and illegally purging voters from the rolls.

What we're doing

We are at the forefront of the most important federal and state voting rights cases around the country. We actively oppose discriminatory voter photo ID laws, fight against attacks against the voter registration process, and hold lawmakers accountable when they try to institute last-minute Election Day barriers. We work year-round to combat voter suppression through advocacy, grassroots organizing, legal action and public education. Our efforts have resulted in the protection of voting rights and ballot access for millions of Americans.

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Fighting Voter Suppression In Depth

We issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to delay operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after the 2020 election.

Voters voting by mail in 46 states are at risk of being disenfranchised due to delays with the US Postal Service.

A national overview of the League’s engagement in COVID-19 litigation

A First Circuit Court judge upheld a lower court ruling to accept an agreement waiving the witness/notary requirements for mail-in ballots throughout the 2020 elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LWV of PA filed a lawsuit challenging the state's practice of conducting signature match verification yet providing no notice or opportunity for voters to fix any issues before rejecting their ballots.

It's been 244 days since the VRAA passed the House, 7 years & 1 month since Shelby v. Holder, and 55 years since the VRA was originally signed into law.

A federal judge ruled in the League of Women Voters of North Carolina’s case that the North Carolina State Board of Elections must provide a notice and cure process for absentee ballots marked for rejection.

LWV of Ohio and partners are challenging Ohio’s flawed system of matching voter signatures on absentee ballots and absentee ballot applications.