Making Democracy Work

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.


What's next for Columbia Pike? Read coverage of the League's Nov 19 community forum here.

Thanks to our fantastic panel: Takis Karantonis (Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization), Monique O'Grady (education activist and APS parent), Mary Rouleau (Alliance for Housing Solutions), and Lloyd Wolf (award-winning photographer).

Voting in Arlington: What You Need to Know

Election Day is Tues, Nov. 4. Polls are open 6 am to 7 pm. To exercise the franchise:

1) You need to be REGISTERED to vote. Are you in the system? Do you know your polling place? Check here. Note: The Lyon Park Precinct has moved to Garfield Park, 925 N. Garfield St.

2) You need to be INFORMED. Check out the candidates' positions via the League's 2014 Voter Guide here (

3) You need to BRING A VALID PHOTO ID to the polls. See the types of IDs that will work here. Your old voter card will no longer be enough.

Arlington County will provide a free Photo ID at the Voter Registration Office, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.

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.

Here's a YouTube video (courtesy of our colleagues in Cincinnati) on the many wonders of Vote411!

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.

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 sponsored The People's Debate between U.S. Senator Mark Warner and challenger Ed Gillespie.

Watch it here.

Thanks to our media partners, WCVE-TV (PBS) and WTVR-TV CBS 6.

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

We have more work than we can handle - help!

- Public education around the new voter ID law

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

- Forum on human trafficking in Northern Virginia

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