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.
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.
Since the establishment of the League in
1920, LWV members have pursued
a two-fold mission of education and advocacy. Citizen education, or voter
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."
To have citizens think for themselves and provide
to enable them to make
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.
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