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.

Karla Hagemeister and Parker Wilson at MHS voter registration Our voter registration drive at MHS was a great success! We had many new voters registered, including Parker Wilson, senior class president! He is pictured here with USD 383 school board member Karla Hagemeister.

We will continue to hold voter registration events throughout the summer and fall. Thanks to all who volunteer their time to make these events possible.

Linda Morse accepts the Good Governance awardCongratulations to Linda Morse, our 2019 Good Government Award recipient. Our community is stronger because of her excellent leadership. Thank you, Commissioner!

LWVMRC 2018 Newsletter

Compiled by our KSU intern, Ms. Rylee Walker. What did we do last year? Here is a quick glimpse!. Thank you, Ms. Walker!

Keep up to date on your voter registration! It is never too early to register...unless you are moving soon. Let's keep in touch.

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

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. On-line form here (Provided by

Register using the Federal Form here (Provided by

Will you be away from home on Election Day?Request an absentee/mail in ballot here The form may need extra postage. Don't 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 or to Voter View, 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!

Voter Rights in the United States

This is old (2016) information, but important in current national debate of voter rights.

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.)