Guidelines for Online And Print Voters’ Guides for
2012 Presidential Candidates

Guidelines for Joint Ventures with State or Local Leagues

The policies that follow apply to joint ventures between state and local Leagues and LWVUS or, when appropriate, LWVEF.  LWVEF joint ventures must be directed toward public education.


1.   To get the business of the League or the Education Fund done in an effective and expeditious manner.
A project of

The League of Women Voters Education Fund


State and Local League Guidelines
for Candidate Participation in 2011







LWVUS/LWVEF board meeting minutes will be posted on the League’s website after approval.

Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Of Functions

It is the policy of the LWVUS/LWVEF to conduct its business in settings that do not exclude individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.  It is also the policy of the LWVUS/LWVEF to use facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Private Membership Clubs

Speakers for League Events

As a general rule, national-level officials should be invited only to national League events, state-level officials to state League events, and local/regional officials to local League events.  (A member of Congress may be invited to both national-level League events and to League events in his/her home district.)  


Reprint Policy

Reprint Policy

Copyrighted materials

Copyrighted materials of the LWVUS and the LWVEF may not be reprinted without permission.  A reprint fee may be charged, based on the length of the material to be reprinted and the number of copies to be made.  Decisions about reprint fees will be made by the senior director of communications in consultation with the Executive Director.

National Voter Advertising Policies


External Advertising Policy

1.   All contents of advertisements are subject to the League's approval.  The League reserves the right to reject any advertising for any reason, at any time, despite the fact that a space has been reserved and acknowledged previously and despite the fact that a product or account has been solicited directly.

Media Contact and Spokesperson Policy

The LWVUS and LWVEF will develop and carry out proactive media relations on LWVUS advocacy priorities and LWVEF citizen education programs with print and electronic media, with the long-range goal of enhancing the visibility and image of the League of Women Voters.

Linking to Non-League Websites

1.   On Take Action/advocacy pages, the LWVUS website may link to websites of organizations, coalitions and events that meet these criteria, as determined by appropriate League staff:

•     national in scope
•     in general agreement with LWVUS positions and strategies
•     government or nongovernment entities that provide balanced background information