Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work in Virginia

The League of Women Voters of Virginia, a nonpartisan political organization of men and women, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

STAY INFORMED - there's an election coming near you soon.

"VIRGINIA EASY VOTER GUIDE FOR 2014" NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE

The Virginia Department of Elections has a guide online covering just about everything you need to know about voting. Click Here.

RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH FEATURES LWVUS PRESIDENT ELISABETH MACNAMARA AS GUEST COLUMNIST

Ready ... Set ... Vote! League of Women Voters protects voting rights is the title of MacNamara's column. Click Here to read her column in full.

2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT FORUM HELD IN HAMPTON ROADS AREA

Congressman Scott Rigell and challenger, Susanne Patrick, candidates in the 2nd Congressional District, faced off Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Old Dominion University. Click Here to watch the video of the entire event.

STERLING SENDS LETTER TO GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE ON REDISTRICTING

In a recent letter to the Governor, LWV-VA President Anne Sterling stated that "The League of Women Voters of Virginia wholeheartedly agrees with your statement regarding the recent ruling by the U.S. District Court that the Third Congressional District lines be redrawn by April 1, 2015." Read Letter.

THE PEOPLE'S DEBATE

Did you miss the debate? It's not too late. Watch it now.

For the highlights, click here

For the whole debate, click here.

ARE YOU ELECTION READY?

NEW THIS YEAR!  Virginia law requires all voters to provide a photo ID when voting at their polling place or when voting absentee in person. To learn more click here.

For more information,visit the VA Dept. of Elections.

ABSENTEE VOTING

Can't get to the polls on November 4th?  You can probably vote absentee either by mail or in person. Virginia Department of Elections has complete information.  Click Here.

Important deadlines to remember are:   

  • October 28 + to apply for an absentee ballot by mail
  • November 1 + to vote absentee in person
  • November 4 + mailed ballots to be received by your local registrar

VOTE411.ORG GIVES VOTERS TOOLS TO SUCCESSFULLY PARTICIPATE IN ELECTION DAY

VOTE411.org answers the top three questions voters ask about elections: 1) Am I registered to vote? 2) What's on my ballot? 3) Where's my polling place? But voters also need answers to other administrative questions such as what type of ID is needed at the polls and when are the registration deadlines. Read More.

PROPOSED VIRGINIA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON NOVEMBER 4 BALLOT

Ballot Question: Shall Section 6-A of Article X (Taxation and Finance) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?  Click Here to read the fact sheet.

WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT: STATEWIDE CANDIDATES AND AMENDMENT

Candidates for the Virginia's senate seat answer questions submitted by the Leagues on a variety of topics. An explanation of the proposed constitutional amendment also is presented. Read More.




Your Vote Counts. "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." Franklin D. Roosevelt