LWV of Illinois Primary Voter Guide

The Illinois Primary Election is Tuesday March 20, 2018. Start now to research candidates on the entire ballot and prepare to vote in this election. The federal, state and local district lines can sometimes be confusing, making it hard to know exactly which candidates YOU can vote for. This guide makes it easy! Go to https://lwvil.civicengine.com/ Enter your full address to find your ballot. Explore your […]

February weather got you down? Stay active with LWVN!

Are you feeling snowbound? Curl up with a good book, then  join us for lively discussion. February we are reading Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Dyson, a powerful sermon to white America filled with personal recollections and cultural analysis. A New York Times bestseller, it’s available at the library or in bookstores.  Come to the Pancake Café, 1292 Rickert Drive, Naperville, February 16 at […]

1965 Voting Rights Act

The 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which was designed to prohibit racial discrimination in voting. It has been amended several times since then. In 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Since this change many states and localities have used different tools to create barriers to voting rights, including new ID requirements, purging voter […]

Same Day Voter Registration

Same Day Voter Registration

Yes, YOU CAN DO SAME DAY VOTER REGISTRATION TODAY! YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE AT YOUR POLLING PLACE, AND THEN VOTE! Today is Election Day and the polls are open now! In order to register to vote, you must meet these qualifications: 1)You must be a United States citizen 2)You must be at least 18 years old on or before the next election (OR for […]