Voting is the most powerful way to have your voice heard, and it is the core of our democracy. It’s your chance to stand up for what matters most to you and have an impact on the issues that affect you, your community and your future.
The League of Women Voters has long been recognized as the premiere source for nonpartisan election information. Throughout our history, we have produced and distributed nonpartisan, educational materials; funded activities promoting citizen responsibility in the democratic process; and facilitated communication between citizens and their government officials. We have a strong commitment to young people and to the promise of the continued success of democracy.
What We Do
We register voters across the city every year and actively encourage all citizens to vote. We concentrate our registration drives at locations in the city where DC citizens are less likely to be registered to vote or participate in elections. We register voters at naturalization ceremonies every month, and in our communities across the city. Volunteer Today >>
The leaders you elect make the decisions that affect you – your job, health care, energy costs, security, and more. The League helps you to get registered, get to know the candidates and issues, and get out and vote. We publish guides in print and online to help DC citizens understand how to vote and how our city works. We also publish an online candidate guide to help you form your own opinions of the candidates.
What You Can Do
Help Us Register Voters
Voter registration is a first step toward increased voter and civic engagement in our community. Every registered voter has the potential to influence the outcome of an election. But equally important, having more registered voters means more power for our community. Volunteer to help us register voters across the city or after a naturalization ceremony.
Become a Poll Worker
Poll workers are on the front lines of helping people vote on Election Day. Poll workers ensure the conduct of fair and accurate elections. They set up and prepare the polling location, greet voters, verify registrants, and issue ballots. Poll workers demonstrate how voting equipment works and explain voting procedures. At the end of the day, they close the precinct and prepare materials for delivery to the elections office. Sign up today >>