Making Democracy Work

Voter Education

We make voting easier through varied voter education programs.

The League of Women Voters Education Fund conducts voter service and citizen education activities. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit public policy educational organization, which:

  • Builds citizen participation in the democratic process.

  • Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.

  • Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

Donations to the Education Fund, a 501(c)(3)corporation, are fully tax-deductible where allowed by law.

Voting Rights Tracker

You can use this site to explore existing laws and pending legislation on voting rights in all 50 states.

Our team of policy experts has produced a first-of-its-kind detailed look at state voting laws and will provide detailed analysis of all pending voting legislation across the 50 states throughout the year.

Vote411 Results

VOTE411 Overall: This year VOTE411 had over 7.7 million sessions from Jan 1st through Election Day, and nearly 6.7 million of those sessions included the online voters' guides! That represents a 141% increase in sessions nationwide to voters' guides on VOTE411 as compared to the 2016 cycle (technically the most comparable election cycle), and a 20% increase over the 2018 election cycle (the previous year with the most sessions). These are amazing numbers and show just how much the voters turn to the League to find the information they need on Election Day.

Ohio Overall: Usage from Ohio voters increased over 85%, jumping from 79,000 users in 2018 to 147,000 users in 2020.

Toledo-Lucas County: Usage for voters with an address in Lucas County increased 65%, with 1650 users in 2018 and 2720 users in 2020 turning to VOTE411 for their election information -- an increase of over 1,000 users.

Voter Services

Purpose Since the establishment of the League in 1920, LWV members have pursued a two-fold mission of education and advocacy. Citizen education, or voter services, promotes the active and informed participation of citizens in government. Through Voters Service, the League provides nonpartisan, factual information on government, political parties, voting procedures, election issues and candidates. The League also encourages citizens to participate in the electoral process by registering voters, hosting or co-hosting "Candidates Forums."

Our Mission To have citizens think for themselves and provide nonpartisan information to enable them to make that decision. We do that by issueing a Voter's Guide and hosting or co-hosting candidate forums. In addition to the voters' guide and candidates forums, Voter Services also updates our "They Represent You" (TRY) booklet on a yearly basis.

Voter Registration

Absentee Voting

Why Should I Vote?

LWV Ohio Voting Rights Training