This week the League launched its 2012 First-time Voter Registration Project nationwide. LWVEF will be working with about 25 Leagues in 16 states through the fall to register and engage young voters, new citizens, and other newcomers to the election process! Keep an eye out for more updates from this program in the coming weeks.

From coast to coast, local and state Leagues are taking a break from summer vacations to get serious about voter registration this fall. League volunteers are hitting the phones and collaborating with community partners to set up registration time at community colleges, technical schools, cosmetology schools, naturalization ceremonies, Native American reservations, venues supporting young single moms, summer festivals and fairs and much more. Their goal is to reach as many new voters as they possibly can in the next critical weeks.  

In Suffolk County, NY, League volunteers are conducting registration twice each week at naturalization ceremonies for new citizens. In Miami-Dade, Florida, the League has registration events planned at shopping malls and on multiple Miami-Dade college campuses. And in Oregon, the League is a key collaborator with the New American Voters Project, a multi-group effort to register new Oregonians from Mexico, Ukraine, Vietnam, China, India, and 112 other countries. Finally, more than 45 Leagues have already signed up to participate in National Voter Registration Day on 9/25.

All in all, the Leagues we’ve heard from are collectively leveraging their hundreds of years of volunteer leadership experience in order to host an astounding number of successful registration events this fall.

We are so inspired by our hardworking volunteers! Want to get involved? Contact your Local League to find out how you can help.