Protecting Voters

The League is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible voters – particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities, the elderly and low-income Americans – have the opportunity and the information to exercise their right to vote. 

  • 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.

  • 1. Sign the League of Women Voter’s Petition

    “I stand with the League to ensure that elections are always free, fair and accessible. I will work with the League to stop voter suppression tactics that threaten our democracy and the right to vote.”

  • 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.

  • Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to the vote since our organization was founded in 1920.

  • The League filed a brief in the historic partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford, which will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on October 3rd. The brief argues that partisan gerrymandering violates the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and points out that traditional redistricting principles – such as compactness, contiguity, and respect for political subdivisions – have no constitutional foundation.

  • League of Women Voters Condemns White Supremacists in Charlottesville

  • Justice Department Flip Flops on Voting Rights in Ohio Purge Case

    Washington, DC –  League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the latest Department of Justice brief filed in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a pending Supreme Court case concerning Ohio’s voter purge:

  • On the precipice of the first 'Election Integrity' Commission (EIC) meeting this morning, two important events were taking place that showcased the people’s desire to honestly improve our electoral system.

    CAP panel: Attacks and Advances in Voter Registration

  • The League joined 168 national, state and local organizations in urging the President to nominate a highly qualified and widely respected professional to serve as the next Director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • This July 17th, a day that usually goes unnoticed by many, is the birthday of a man who vastly impacted the American electoral system. Elbridge Gerry served as a member of the Massachusetts legislature, member of Congress under the first Constitution and the Articles of Confederation, the Governor of Massachusetts, and the Vice President under James Madison.

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