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Election law reform

The right of every citizen to vote has been a basic League of Women Voters principle since its origin. Early on, many state Leagues adopted positions on election laws. Protecting the right to vote is indivisibly part of the League’s basic purpose at all levels of government. A key element of protecting the right to vote is encouraging participation in the political process.

The League has been fighting for equal access to the polls for more than 90 years. Nationwide, we register voters, provide nonpartisan election information, including written statements directly from the candidates and live debates, and fight for elections systems that are free, fair and accessible. Today, we face significant challenges to our representative system of government and voting rights. Our work ensures that all eligible voters, particularly underrepresented populations, can exercise their right to vote. Americans deserve election systems that are free, fair and accessible for all eligible voters. The League works to modernize and streamline the voting process, promote transparent and accountable redistricting, and make it easier for all eligible citizens to participate in elections.

For more on the League’s position and activity on Election law reform, please see Impact on Issues.

Election law reform: Recent Letters, Press Releases, Op Ed Pieces, and Press Coverage
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Election law reform: Testimony
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Election law reform: Memos
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Election law reform: Non-League Materials
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