WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Women Voters Education Fund announced today that VOTE411.org, its one-stop-shop for election information, has been named Best Government & Civil Innovation Website in the 24th Annual Webby People’s Voice Awards.
“We work to make critical election information more accessible to millions of voters every step of the way to the ballot box,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters Education Fund. “To win the Webby People’s Voice Award means so much because it is recognition from the public who value our site. This honor helps bring more visibility to VOTE411, a resource every voter can trust for accurate and unbiased information this and every election cycle.”
Since 2006, VOTE411 has provided registration deadlines and tools, absentee and early voting information, polling place locations, voting hours, candidate information, and more. Late last year, the League of Women Voters launched the newly redesigned VOTE411.org, with the mission to serve every voter in America with critical election information in 2020.
“The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on primary elections, but it’s never been more important for voters to make sure their voices are heard at the ballot box,” said Jeanette Senecal, Senior Director of Mission Impact for the League of Women Voters Education Fund. “In this critical election year, VOTE411 is expected to reach one in five people in the United States before November 3. This award is a testament to the time and dedication our League volunteers around the country put into making sure voters have accurate election information.”
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
“VOTE411 has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
VOTE411 will be honored at the star-studded WFH: Webbys From Home Internet Celebration on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 3pm ET. A full list of both The Webby Awards and Webby People’s Voice Winners can be found at winners.webbyawards.com
Contact: Caitlin Rulien | 202-263-1329 | crulien [at] lwv.org