Making Democracy Work

Voter Service and Education

We make voting easier through varied voter education programs.

LWVO Registers Voters!

LWVO registered voters at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church in September 2016, with Pastor Anthony Jenkins, Sr.

LWVO participated in "A Fair Chance to Advance" community resource fair held Saturday February 20 at The West Oakland Youth Center. Louise Anderson, Meg Bowerman, and Lois Brubeck of LWVBAE were available to register voters and provide general information. Services were available to help formerly incarcerated persons with Prop 47 information and legal advice.

LWVO registers voters at the Islamic Cultural Center in downtown Oakland

LWVO Making Democracy Work at this year's Art & Soul Festival in Oakland!

Best Practices Manual for Official Voter Information Guides

The Best Practices Manual for Official Information Guides was developed by the LWVC as an easy-to-use resource for groups working to engage and educate California voter.
Click here to get the manual.

Voter Education Forum Ground Rules

  • Speakers/panelists and format will be chosen to ensure a comprehensive, unbiased and well-grounded presentation of the issue being discussed

  • Written questions from the audience will be screened by a question sorting committee

  • The people who serve as moderator, question sorter, etc., will have no connection with any group or organization that is strongly identified with one side or another of the issue being discussed and will not have made public statements supporting or opposing any side of the issue being discussed.

  • No literature/paraphernalia supporting or opposing any side of the issue being discussed will be displayed or distributed in the meeting room.

  • In forums in which the League is the lead sponsor, we reserve the right to have the final say on ground rules. In those initiated by other organizations where the League is a co-sponsor, we reserve the right to publicly disassociate ourselves with any forum that is not non-partisan.

The League of Women Voters Education Fund conducts voter service and citizen education activities. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit public policy educational organization, which:

  • Builds citizen participation in the democratic process.

  • Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.

  • Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

Donations to the Education Fund, a 501(c)(3)corporation, are fully tax-deductible where allowed by law.

New LWVCEF Web Site

Check out the new LWVCEF Web site for information on state propositions. You will find new online Pros & Cons, along with supplemental information on the propositions. League researchers will be providing updates to the online information as new developments come to light before the election in June. This website will showcase the materials that the LWV Education Fund produces for various governmental issues.