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Voting is the most powerful way to have your voice heard, and it is the core of our democracy. It’s your chance to stand up for what matters most to you and have an impact on the issues that affect you, your community and your future.
The League works all year, every year, to empower all eligible voters to participate in our political system. Our work especially seeks to aid those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities, and low-income Americans. Hundreds of local volunteer teams work year-round to register, inform and mobilize hundreds of thousands of voters in the lead-up to Election Day. The League also serves millions of voters through VOTE411.org, our one-stop elections information hub.
Registering Voters – League volunteers hold thousands of voter registration drives across the country each year and actively encourage all citizens to vote. We concentrate our registration drives at locations that reach large numbers of unregistered voters, including high schools and community colleges, sporting events, naturalization ceremonies and more. We also register thousands of voters through our online registration tool at VOTE411.org. Since 2012, the League has been the single-largest on-the-ground partner of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD).
Educating Voters – Educated and informed voters are the key to our democracy. We work to educate voters about candidates in thousands of federal, state and local races each year, and we also distribute millions of educational materials about state and local elections rules. In an effort to foster civic engagement and provide needed information to voters, League members host hundreds of candidate debates and forums across the country each year and provide straightforward information on candidates and ballot issues. Through both print and online resources, including VOTE411.org, we equip millions of voters with essential information about the election process in each state, including polling place hours and locations, ballot information, early or absentee voting rules, voter registration deadlines, ID requirements and more.
In addition to registering and educating voters, the League is committed to mobilizing voters year-round, each and every year, including for local and off-year elections. Through direct outreach, local activities and working with the media across all 50 states, we provide accurate and timely information to enable all eligible voters to vote.