Voting and ElectionsVoting is a fundamental right, and all eligible voters should have the equal opportunity to exercise that right. The League is dedicated to ensuring that our elections remain free, fair, and accessible.
For more than 100 years, the League has fought to protect the rights of voters and expand access for those who’ve been left out of our democratic process. We do so through a combination of advocacy, litigation, education, partnerships, and grassroots efforts.
The League of Women Voters of Baltimore County joined a coalition of more than 230 members to support the Freedom to Vote Rally in Washington DC. The Freedom to Vote Act Along with the LWV of Baltimore City and the Declaration for American Democracy, we sponsored a bus to provide free transportation to a rally in Washington DC.
The League engages voters to ensure that they have the information they need to participate in elections that determine our future. We do this through Election Services such as voter registration programs, Voters’ Guide distribution, candidate forums, and VOTE411, which is our digital guide to election information, including polling locations, registration deadlines, and candidate information.
In the 1970s and 1980s when debates were less common, the League of Women Voters sponsored the televised presidential debates. In 1976 the League won an Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Journalism. Due to our deep roots and long history of nonpartisanship, communities across the country have put their trust in the League to host these events.
The League’s award-winning voting and election resource, VOTE411.org, provides reliable, nonpartisan information in both English and Spanish, including candidates guides, voter registration and verification, details about your unique ballot, and how to vote in your state. In 2020, more than 6 million people came to VOTE411 for election information on more than 22,000 races nationwide.
We engage in litigation and grassroots action to promote policies that make elections more equitable and accessible and to fight attempts to limit the freedom to vote. Through national advocacy and litigation efforts, we’re able to strengthen our electoral system by getting more people involved, like in the 2020 election, which had the highest level of voter engagement in more than a century with 158+ million voters.
Volunteer with the League to promote voter registration and voter outreach.
Join the Leagues candidate forums in October to hear from competing candidates.
Complete our volunteer form or contact us by calling 410-377-8046, or email [email protected].
We also support the National League’s position to abolish the Electoral College. We support the direct election of the President and Vice-President by popular vote.