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.

New Tools for Voters! Vote411.org Vote 411 is a national site for registering and getting information on national, state, and local candidates...in their own words! Check it out!

Use these QR codes to register (#1 KSvotes, #2 Sign up for a reminder text on Election Day, #3 Check out Vote411"

Are you a First Time Voter? Here is a site from Accredited Schools Online that helps to explain your rights and the steps to voting, a quiz to help you choose your party affiliation, and sources for information.

Are You Ready to Vote?

You must be Registered to vote.(The deadline for the November 6 election has passed. However, consider registering for the next election!) on-line form here (Provided by KSVotes.org)

Register using the Federal Form here (Provided by KSVotes.org)

Will you be away from home on Election Day?Request an absentee/mail in ballot here The envelope will need extra postage AND don'f forget to sign the envelope on the outside. (You must do this yourself for the ballot to be valid.)

Where do you vote?

Check where your polling place is by going online at KSvotes.org or to Voter View, voteks.org for polling place. You may also contact your county clerk at your county court house.

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.

Please check our calendar for important events.

Please join our efforts. Together, we can pass on the message...Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!

Advocacy, The League in Action

The League of Women Voters continues its advocacy for an informed and active citizenry in public policy.

For up to date information on issues at stake and actions you may take to be involved, please refer to our national website for action alerts. You may sign up at this site and get alerts directly to your mailbox.

The National League is fighting to stop voter suppression and renew the Voting Rights Act, among many other issues. Please join with us!

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

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