• Today’s the day – it is time for you to take control over what happens to your family and community.

    I want to make sure you saw President MacNamara’s blog post from yesterday. Do you need help finding your polling place or your candidate information? VOTE411.org has all the information you need to cast your ballot today, including special information for those recovering from Hurricane Sandy

  • As voters across the country prepare to head to the polls tomorrow, we at the League of Women Voters are doing everything we can to make sure everyone has the information they need to successfully cast a vote.

    I’m excited to represent the League on Election Day at the National Command Center of the Election Protection Coalition, which had deployed volunteers, legal experts, and observers across the country to help voters overcome any confusion or challenges that arise on Election Day.

  •  Editorial Note: This blog post was originally published on my Huffington Post blog

  • The first time I voted it was by absentee ballot. It was 2004 and I was studying abroad. In between semesters, when I’d been back home in the States, I’d watched the debates between presidential candidates, and I was excited to finally be able to participate in our democratic process by voting in the presidential primaries. I knew my candidate wouldn’t become the nominee, but it was exciting to know that my vote was being recorded and counted. I was getting a chance to have a say in my government and who would represent me in the years to come.

  • Last week we shared updates on changes in voting procedures in the many states affected by Hurricane Sandy. These states sought to mitigate the impact on voters. Over the weekend several new changes have been announced in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

    Below are the new changes voters need to be aware of as of 9:30 am ET on Monday November 5, 2012:

    New York:

  • As my children were growing up, I often found myself trying to juggle voting on Election Day with taking care of their needs. In those days few, if any, states allowed early voting and voting absentee had strict guidelines. And, for me, childcare was not an option.

  • Use VOTE411.org to get the election information you need

    In less than 24 hours, polling places across the country will be opening their doors and welcoming voters to cast their ballot for president and many other state and local officials.

    Do you have the information you need to cast your ballot on November 6th? Use VOTE411.org to build your personalized voting guide that will include up-to-date information you need to cast your ballot, including your polling place location, who is on your ballot and voting rules.

  • In recent days, I have been fortunate to witness first-hand how the League of Women Voters is contributing to democracy around the world.  First, is watching the many, many League volunteers around the country work tirelessly to get voters the help and information they need for the November 6 election.  League members everywhere have been registering voters, holding candidate forums, issuing voter guides, and working with election officials and partner organizations to get voters the help they

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