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 Common Cause and Project Vote on an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case of A. Phillip Randolph Inst. v. John Husted. The brief argues that Ohio's decision to remove voters from the rolls violated provisions in the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) that prohibit removal based on non-voting. The state used the failure to vote in two elections as the basis for the purge in question.
The League sent comments to the Census Bureau regarding the decision to continue using the “usual residence” rule. The rule counts incarcerated citizens at their prison addresses rather than their home addresses.
National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is coming! More than 300 League of Women Voters affiliates nationwide have already signed on to hit the streets and help register voters as part of this year’s National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27. To see what’s being planned, follow #voterregistrationday on social media.
August 6 marks the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Here at LWVUS, we are taking the day to celebrate our recent voting rights victories and recommit to our important work on voting rights around the country at all levels of government.
The League joined Project Vote and Common Cause on a brief in the case of A. Phillip Randolf Inst. v. Husted in 6th Circuit Appeals Court. The brief argues that methods used by the state of Ohio to remove voters based on their voting status from the voting rolls should be prohibited. Purging voters from the rolls because they didn’t vote in previous elections creates confusion for voters and is in direct violation of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).