• Primary and Municipal Elections in the Sunshine State Now Slated for September 26

    As Hurricane Irma approaches the southern peninsula of Florida this week, Governor Rick Scott officially rescheduled the state’s upcoming elections previously scheduled for September 12th. Florida voters can now cast their ballots on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

  • A message from Jeanette Senecal, League of Women Voters Senior Director of Elections:

     

    This was supposed to be a simple thank you email. Yesterday, the League of Women Voters helped millions of Americans as they cast their ballots in this historic election.

  • Voting is the most powerful way to have your voice heard, and it is the core of our democracy. The League works all year, every year, to empower all eligible voters to participate in our political system.

  • The League joined a letter sent to all 50 Secretaries of State condemning and opposing the data request by President Trump's advisory commission.

  • Washington, DC – League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the White House openly admitting the Election ‘Integrity’ Commission is

  • The League sent a memo to members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government urging them to reject provisions in the Financial Services Appropriation Bill, HR 115, that would terminate the Election Assistance Commission.

  • LWV Optimistic As Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Extreme Gerrymandering Case

    Wisconsin Case Will Have National Impact on Redistricting

    WASHINGTON - The Court today agreed to take up the partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin, Gill v. Whitford.  It will be heard next term, which begins in October and runs through June 2018. 

    The Court also granted the State's request for a stay, which blocks the lower court’s ruling that new district maps must be drawn by November of this year for elections in 2018.

  • Legislation Will Improve Voter Registration Accuracy and Enhance Access at the Ballot Box

    WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters is proud to support the “Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017” introduced today by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Robert Brady (D-PA). Under this legislation, when eligible voters interact with a government agency, they will automatically be signed up to vote unless they decline.  It also provides for online voter registration for all eligible voters. 

  • Supreme Court Finds North Carolina Redistricting Unconstitutional on Racial Gerrymandering

    LWV Celebrates Major Win for Voters

    Washington, DC – The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina lawmakers used racial considerations to draw congressional districts following the 2010 Census. This unconstitutional racial gerrymandering benefited one political party’s power in the state.

  • The League joined the Brennan Center on public records requests tied to President Trumps "Election Integrity Commission" in Maine, New Hampshire, Kansas, and Alabama.

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