Voting Rights

LWVUS public policy position statements serve as the basis for the national, state and local Leagues to take action. Position statements are adopted every two years at the national League of Women Voters Convention, after lengthy study and consensus by League members. Our commitment to voting rights is at the cornerstone of the League’s establishment and a vital element of its work.

Current LWVUS Voting Rights Priorities

  • Expanding Voter Access¬†
        • We fight to increase voters’ access to the polls, including expanding early voting, automatic and online voter registration.
  • Redistricting
        • Congressional districts and government legislative bodies should be apportioned substantially on population. We oppose partisan and racial gerrymandering that strips rights away from voters.
  • Money in Politics
        • Elections should be about the voters not big money interests. It’s time to limit SuperPACs and secret donors to protect representative democracy.
  • Fighting Voter Suppression¬†
        • We challenge all efforts and tactics that threaten our democracy and limit the ability of voters to exercise their right to vote.
  • ¬†Abolition of the Electoral College
        • We believe that the direct popular-vote method for electing the President and Vice-President is essential to representative government. We support the use of the National Popular Vote Compact as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished.