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Making Democracy Work

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.

2015 Voter Guide is Here!

November 3 is Election Day, and the League has you covered!

Want to know where the candidates stand on the issues - and how their positions and priorities compare?

Go to Vote411 and type in your address, then hit "Get personalized information on candidates and issues" and then "Show my races."

Races this year are for state Senate, state House of Delegates, Constitutional offices, County Board, and School Board. See your sample ballot.

The deadline to register to vote in this year's General Election is October 13, 2015.

Absentee voting is available now through October 31 for those who qualify.

Take a moment to make sure you are registered.

NOTE: If you have moved since the last election, even within the same apartment building, you will need to update your registration.

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LWV-Arlington - Voter Registration

The Arlington League will be registering voters this fall and winter! If you're interested in learning more or want to volunteer to help get your follow Arlington neighbors registered to vote, contact us!

Here's what you need to know about voting in Virginia.

Go to to get all of your ballot questions answered!

Medicaid Expansion: Who Benefits? - September 10, 2015

Virginia has not adopted "Medicaid expansion" to provide health insurance coverage to tens of thousands of residents.

Want to know what's at stake? Watch our September 10 forum online here.

Joe Flores, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
Massey Whorley, Senior Policy Analyst, The Commonwealth Institute
Mary Margaret Whipple, Regional Director for Community and Member Outreach, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association; former state Senator
Joe Vidulich, Vice President, Government Relations, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
Sheila Ryan, Director of Clinical Services, Arlington Free Clinic

Human Trafficking: Action Update

  • >>UPDATE, April 2015<<
    Virginia lawmakers unanimously passed, and Governor McAuliffe signed, a human trafficking bill. The law defines the offense and establishes penalties, providing a big help to law enforcement. Details here. Thanks to everyone for your advocacy!

Virginia has one of the highest rates of human trafficking in America, but we have NO ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAW. We can change this. Here are easy things you can do:

1) Support a vigorous advocacy effort by the American Association of University Women by signing the group's petition here. The deadline is JANUARY 30, 2015.

2) Call or email your state Senator to say you support these bills:

3) Call or email your state Delegate to say you support this bill:

What We're Up To in 2015

Here are our recent Bulletins:

September 2015.

Summer 2015.

April 2015.

March 2015.

February 2015.

January 2015.

Let us know if you would like to join us in planning events or doing policy advocacy.

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.

Read about our work in our Summer 2015 Bulletin.

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Join us. We have more projects than we can handle, and we are a fun and flexible bunch.

Are You Ready to Vote?

Virginia has a NEW VOTING LAW - requiring us to bring an official photo ID to the polls. Most Virginians know very little about this new law.

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.