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Voting Rights



Voting is a fundamental right and all eligible voters should have the equal opportunity to exercise that right.

We are dedicated to ensuring that our elections remain free, fair and accessible. 
For nearly 100 years, we have fought to protect the rights of eligible voters and expand access for those who’ve been left out of our democratic process. Our volunteers spearhead efforts to enact common-sense voting reforms and we are the first to fight back when voters’ rights are threatened. We protect millions of voters every year through aggressive advocacy and education efforts and we have been at the forefront of major voting rights court cases over the last decade.

Expanding Voter Access

 

We fight to increase voters’ access to the polls, including expanding early voting, automatic and online voter registration. For what we are doing  read more

Redistricting

 

Congressional districts and government legislative bodies should be apportioned substantially on population. We oppose partisan and racial gerrymandering that strips rights away from voters. Voters should chose their representatives, not the other way around! For what we are doing  read more

Money in Politics

Elections should be about the voters not big money interests. It’s time to limit SuperPACs and secret donors to protect representative democracy.

For what we are doing read more

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.  For what we are doing  read more

Elections



Encouraging all eligible voters to VOTE

We are all equal at the ballot box, but only if we vote. We engage millions of voters every year ensuring Americans have the information they need to participate in elections that determine our future.

Educating Voters

We host hundreds of events and programs every year to educate voters about candidates in thousands of federal, state and local races, as well as distribute millions of educational materials about state and local elections.

For what we do read more.



Increasing Voter Registration

We work year-round to make sure all eligible Americans—especially first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, communities of color, and low-income Americans—have the opportunity to register and vote.

For what we do read more.



Our one-stop-shop for election-related information provides nonpartisan info to the public. Register to vote, find candidate information, & much more.

Election rules differ state by state, and sometimes change from year to year. Using Vote411.org, voters can confirm their polling location, check if ID is required, and see what their personal ballot will look like.  Confirming this information before heading to the polls saves voters time and helps voters make more informed decisions.

Other Issues



Reference the LWVUS Impact on Issues
2018 - 2020
A Guide to Policy Positions

From advancing health care to protecting the environment, voters care about many issues. We promote social and economic justice as well as the health and safety of all Americans to defend democracy.


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