As the nation’s largest and longest-standing grassroots voter registration organization, we work year-round to make sure all eligible Americans have the opportunity to register and vote. We are especially interested in getting young people registered and engaged in voting - and helping older people get to the poles. Every eligible voter who wants to vote should be able to vote.
We are working with local Clerks to go into our high schools to register seniors who are eligible to vote in the next election, and give them the tools to help them do so - there's a smart phone app for everything these days!
Read the Promote the Vote page for how we are working to make voting more convenient for everyone - including those who serve our country and need to feel confident that their vote will be received and recorded so that it counts, too.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 General Election
The League of Women Voters (the League or LWV) was born out of the 50th convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) to “finish the fight” to win national woman suffrage and to eliminate other forms of political and legal discrimination against women. Initially an auxiliary to the NAWSA, the League became an independent organization in 1920, six months before the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified.
It took a total of 72 years to gain support from each State and the votes needed to pass this amendment to the Constitution which finally gave women the right to vote!
The League was formed on the premise that a nonpartisan, civic organization could provide the education and experience the public needed to assure the success of democracy. Shortly after its founding as an independent organization, an office with professional staff was established in Washington, D.C. Today, there are 752 Leagues across the United States.
Our goal is to make democracy work by making voting transparent, credible, and inclusive so that everyone 's voice is heard (no matter what their gender) and every vote is counted.