If you like to search for answers to questions about voting, your go-to source should be VOTE411. Launched by the League of Women Voters in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a repository chock full of nonpartisan information about all aspects of the election process.
Local Leagues, including the League of Women Voters of Kent, reach out to candidates to populate the site with information useful to voers. The candidates write and usually input their own profile information into VOTE411. Leagues work together to contact Congressional candidates across districts. The national LWV works with presidential candidates. You'll also find issue information gathered by local Leagues.
It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process:
- Absentee ballot information
- Ballot measure information (where applicable)
- Early voting options (where applicable)
- Election dates
- Factual data on candidates in various federal, state and local races
- General information on such topics as how to watch debates with a critical eye
- ID requirements
- Polling place locations
- Registration deadlines
- Voter qualifications
- Voter registration forms
- Voting machines
An important component of VOTE411.org is the polling place locator, which enables users to type in their address and retrieve the poll location for the voting precinct in which that address is located. The League has found that this is among the most sought after information in the immediate days leading up to, and on, Election Day.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government through education and advocacy and does not support or oppose political candidates or parties.