Making Democracy Work

Advocate, Educate, Inform, Empower

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters Manhattan/Riley County believes in: respect for individuals, the value of diversity, the empowerment of the grassroots*, and the power of collective decision making for the common good.

What About The Judges?

The League of Women Voters of Kansas supports the retention of all judges in 2016. To do so, vote "yes" for retention. The League supports the current system of review. More information here and at

Are You Ready to Vote?

You must be Registered to vote. If you are from out of state, check with your state offices for voting requirements. If your permanent address is in Riley County, check your status here If you are registered elsewhere, check here.

If you aren't registered in Kansas, it is too late to do so. If you have voted before and have a permanent residence elsewhere, (such as, if you are a student and registered at home) check the links above to see if you are still registered there. You will need to go home to vote on election day or may be able to do advance voting on Saturday, November 5. (Check with your county.)Do So Now!


Once you are registered, you may vote in advance. In Riley county, you can do this at Riley County Courthouse at 110 Courthouse Plaza or at the K.S.U. Union.

Prior to Election Day, you should receive a note in the mail telling you your polling place. You may also call the Elections Office at 785-537-6300. They will tell you your polling place and confirm that you are registered

You may also check here

When you go to vote, REMEMBER YOUR Picture ID! (License, KSU id card with picture, military ID, tribal ID card. {government issued})

For more information, contact: Fax # 785-537-6394. Text # 785-317-0467. Website

Have You Been Notified?You should receive a notice in the mail that you are fully registered and where you should vote. If you don't have this, check your status here In Riley County or statewide here

You may also contact the Riley County Clerk

Our democracy needs everyone to use the right to vote! Thank you.

View videos from the June 2016 LWVUS convention. Amazing speakers of national stature: Money in politics (Peter Overby, NPR), Ari Berman (The Nation) author of "Give Us The Ballot", the rise of Authoritarianism in the US, Engaging Millenials, and many others. Find here

Kansas LWV is the proud winner of the national LWV "Make Democracy Work" award, The description of our work is listed here. This is a proud moment! Thank you to all who participated!

Please check our calendar for important events.

Getting Out the Vote! Please join our efforts to inspire voters for our 2016 election! Together, we can pass on the message...Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!

Future Voter at Manhattan High School, National Voter Registration Day 2015

(*Grassroots: Change starting with individuals (often local) and growing stronger as more people participate.)