A brief video created by members of LWVDE.
Why it matters
Election rules differ state by state and sometimes change from year to year. Using VOTE411, voters can confirm their polling location, check if an ID is required, and see what their personal ballot will look like. Confirming this information before heading to the polls saves voters time and helps voters make more informed decisions.
What we're doing
We have long been a trusted source of objective and nonpartisan election information. Since 2006, VOTE411.org has served tens of millions of voters. By entering one’s home address on VOTE411, voters can see ballot questions they will be voting on, compare candidate responses to League questions, and much more!
Since 2006, the League of Women Voters Education Fund has operated VOTE411 providing registration deadlines and tools, absentee and early voting information, polling place locations, voting hours, and more.
Every voter in America will see candidate info on VOTE411.org in the 2020 elections, with coverage in all 50 states and DC, and down-ballot coverage in hundreds of cities across the country.
Informing voters has been our brand for nearly 100 years and, through VOTE411, we are reaching more voters where they are and providing the information they need,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “As a nonpartisan organization, Americans look to us for trusted information. Our candidate guides are customized for communities by League volunteers so that, ahead of Election Day, voters can hear directly from the candidates about the issues they care most about.
VOTE411, the League of Women Voters’ one-stop-shop for nonpartisan election information, this week was announced as a Webby Awards Nominee, joining the ranks of past nominees such as National Geographic and Google. Voting for People’s Voice is open until Thursday, May 7th at 11:59 PM/PT. Vote for VOTE411 in the Webby People’s Voice Awards here.
The Webby Awards are some of the internet’s most coveted symbols of success and we are so proud for VOTE411 to be honored with these nominations,” said Jeanette Senecal, Senior Director of Mission Impact. “Engaging voters has been our mission for more than 100 years and through VOTE411.org, we are making critical election information more accessible to millions of voters every step of the way to the ballot box. The coronavirus pandemic has already had a major impact on primary elections, and VOTE411 has responded with timely election alerts in English and Spanish so that voters have accurate election information in this confusing time.
What you can do
Some things that you can do to help with voting during these difficult times: