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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

League of Women Voters 2014 VOTER GUIDE

Election Day is November 4, 2014

Want to know how your candidates stand on the issues?

The League's 2014 Voter Guide is online at and in print at County libraries and community centers.

Absentee voting is underway, and many voters are eligible to vote this way. Visit the Arlington County Voter Registrar to see if you are one of them.

Need a Photo ID?

If you don't have one of the Photo ID's now required at the polls, the wonderful folks at the Arlington Voter Registrar's Office will provide one to you at no charge. The Office is at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 320.

To make the process as easy as possible, Registrar Linda Lindberg and her dedicated staff are taking their ID services on the road!

First up:

THURS, OCT 2: Langston-Brown Community and Senior Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. For information about hours, call 703-228-5210.

We will provide further locations as we learn of them.

What Is the League?

Women can vote. Why are we still here?

Because our democracy needs care and attention. Because we are fearless and relentless.

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Are You Ready to Vote?

On November 4, 2014, Virginians will go to the polls to elect a US Senator, all 11 Congress members, and numerous local officials. And we will do so under a NEW VOTING LAW - requiring us to bring an official photo ID to the polls.

Most Virginians know very little about this new law. That's wrong. Below is what everyone needs to know - please link to this page and help spread the word.

Here's a quick summary of what you need to do to vote in Virginia on November 4.

Here's a short (English language) summary of the new Photo ID law.

Here's a short (Spanish language) summary of the new Photo ID law.

Questions? Call the Arlington Voter Registrar - 703 228 3456.

The People's Debate, Candidates for US Senator, October 13

The League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia are pleased to announce that Senator Mark Warner has accepted the groups' invitation to debate challenger Ed Gillespie during a statewide television broadcast on October 13.

The statewide-televised debate to be held at 7 p.m. on October 13 in Richmond. Media partners for the debate are WCVE-TV (PBS) and WTVR-TV CBS 6. The debate will be held at the WCVE-TV studio.

This unique debate, organized by The League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia, will ask the candidates to go on record about issues important to all Virginians.

National Voter Registration Day

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with National Voter Registration Day!

The League registered dozens of students (and a few teachers and staff members!) at H-B Woodlawn, Wakefield, Washington-Lee, and Yorktown.

League Opportunities - Summer Bulletin

We have more work than we can handle - help!

- Voter registration at four Arlington high schools in September

- New intergenerational "Article Club" for people who want to discuss provocative issues to busy to read entire books

- Public education around the new voter ID law

- Forum(s) on the history and future of Columbia Pike

- Forum on human trafficking in Northern Virginia

See details in our Summer 2014 Bulletin

Want to help? Email

The 2014 Elections Are Coming - Wanna Help?

The League of Women Voters is one of the oldest and most prominent democracy-promotion organizations in the world. We need help with the following activities:

- Voter registration in Arlington high schools and at farmers' markets and community events;

- Planning for a forum on the hidden problem of human trafficking in Northern Virginia;

- Public education around the new voter ID law.

Interested? Email us at

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Virginia Voters: Lots You Need to Know!

Virginia's new voter ID law is now in effect (except for the special election, per below).

Election Day is November 4, 2014. Arlingtonians will fill offices for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, County Board, and School Board. There will also be one proposed Constitutional amendment and several County bond referendum questions, as well as Special Elections to fill unexpired terms for Treasurer and (another) School Board seat.

Voters will need to bring an identification card with a photo. A list of acceptable ID's is here.

If you don't have a photo ID, you may obtain one for free from the Arlington Registrar: 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 320, Arlington, VA 22201 Hours: 8 am-5 pm M-F

Voters in the 48th state legislative district will go to the polls August 19, 2014, in a special election to replace Del. Bob Brink. For technical reasons, the Photo ID law will NOT BE IN EFFECT for this special election. The ID rules for this special election only are here.

March & April 2014 Bulletins

Appreciating Our Public Servants

We thank Arlington's state Senators and Delegates for an informative public forum on the 2014 legislative session.

And we thank Dorothy Nieweg - winner of a Virginia LWV "Making Democracy Work" award - for her decades of service to the cause of good government.

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