Planning for the League Future
Join League members and friends met on Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 to take part in this planning (click here for details)
Educated and informed voters are the key to our democracy. We work to educate voters about state and local races each year, and we also distribute educational materials about state and local elections.
The premier publcation of many Local Leagues is the "They Represent You" flyer. The TRY contains information about every elected official within a given county. The League of Women Voters of Thurston County TRY is available at many public places around the county, such as libraries, county offices, human services organizations, and the Chamber of Commerce. Click here to see the TRY.
In an effort to foster civic engagement and provide needed information to voters, League members host candidate debates and forums each year and provide straightforward information on candidates and ballot issues. Through both print and online resources, including VOTE411.org, we equip voters with essential information about the election process in each state, including polling place hours and locations, ballot information, early or absentee voting rules, voter registration deadlines, ID requirements and more.
Who Can Vote
League volunteers hold voter registration drives each year and actively encourage all citizens to vote. We concentrate our registration drives at locations that reach large numbers of unregistered voters, including high schools and community colleges, sporting events, and more. We also register voters through our online registration tool at VOTE411.org. Since 2012, the League has been the single-largest on-the-ground partner of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD).
The Thurston County LWV advocates based on local, state and national positions. Local and state advocacy must be consistent with national.
National positions and principles are reviewed and updated every two years, at the LWVUS Convention. The results of the latest convention's work may be found in the LWVUS 2018-2020 Impact on Issues. Click here to see that document.