Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work in Virginia

The League of Women Voters of Virginia, a nonpartisan political organization of men and women, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Senator Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie Accept People's Debate Invitation
Statewide Broadcast on October 13

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


Decision two weeks prior to election creates confusion and makes it harder for eligible Virginians to vote

Richmond, VA - Voting rights advocates today strongly criticized a State Board of Elections' (SBE) move to change the rules defining a valid voter ID as a decision that will confuse and make it harder for some Virginians to vote. In the absence of Vice Chair Bowers, Chairman Judd and Secretary Palmer voted to revise previously adopted regulations governing valid IDs. The new language, introduced for the first time today, eliminates as valid for voting purposes any ID that has expired more than 12 months before Election Day. Read More.

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