Voting Rights

Voting Rights

Voting is a fundamental right and all eligible voters should have the equal opportunity to exercise that right. We are dedicated to ensuring that our elections remain free, fair and accessible.

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On September 11, members of the League spent a few hours fulfilling a key component of our mission – helping new citizens register to vote following the annual Naturalization Ceremony at the State House.

Juliette Holmes speaks to the Moth about Voting rights in her family history
Blog Post

A personal story about voting rights, a great audio listen.    Recorded by The Moth, previously broadcast on the Moth Radio Hour.


For the first time since 2009, the June Carmichael Award for outstanding service to the League was presented, to Karen Bufka from the Northeast Kingdom group.

Join us for Legislative Day at the Vermont Statehouse in Winter

The League of Women Voters of Vermont is preparing for advocacy during the 2018 Legislative session which will open in January in Montpelier.

Based on the program adopted at Convention in June, Health Care (H.248), Clean Water (H.95/H.576), and Carbon Tax (H.394, S.284, H.528, -31, -32, -33) are our legislative priorities.  In addition, the League supports background checs for transfer of firearms (S.6/H.151), voter rights (H.624) and IRV (S.213).  

Voter Forum Handout

The Washington Post on August 19 called voter suppression "the civil rights issue of this era." How did this happen, and what can we do about it? 


We support action to protect the citizen's right to know, to facilitate citizen participation in government and to oppose major threats to basic constitutional rights.
Event Date: 
Nov 10 2017 - 3:00am to 5:00am
Event location: 

Elks Lodge

Community Forum focusing on registration and voting policies at national and state level--what can be done to protect voting rights. Topics discussed include impact of SCT decision eliminating important section of Voting Rights Act; threats posed by Presidential Commission on Election Integrity; and compliance with National Voter Registration Act.

Author Ari BermanAri Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a Reporting Fellow at The Nation Institute.

voter banner with many words encouraging voting

September was a busy month for the Voter Services committee.  Before the month began we staffed a table at CSU Fresno’s Gender Equality Day.  We used a card game to ask students questions about voting and our system of government.   We offered our

Event Date: 
Sep 27 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 

Denny's - First/Shaw

She will inform us on different voting topics in Fresno County.