The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government. One of the most important places where citizens can participate is at the ballot box at every election, not just federal elections. It is at the local level that many decisions impacting day-to-day lives are decided, including:
- Housing and urban development
- Local school quality
- Policing and public safety
- Whether to raise or lower local taxes and fees; how those monies are to be used
The League of Women Voters never endorses candidates for a particular office. Work registering voters, providing election information, and arranging candidate forums are the result of volunteer hours and funds from the League’s Voters Education Fund. In select cases, the League may partner with other non-partisan organizations on election related items. During elections, League members serve as poll volunteers. This typically involves training provided by the Supervisor of Elections.