An election year unlike any other
Closing a chapter like 2020 requires a lot of reflection. In some ways it was a difficult year that felt like it would never come to an end, filled with challenges and opportunities, struggles and triumphs. But all in all, we united, striving to make the most of challenging circumstances, maintaining optimism and never wavering from our goals. At LWVUS, we highlighted our greatest successes in 20 ways we empowered voters and protected democracy this year.
One of these successes was the astounding voter turnaround during the 2020 elections! As we celebrate the greatest voter participation in a century, we position LWV for the next 100 years, and our work continues in the fight for social justice, voter access, and protecting our democracy.
Georgia voters on my mind
The 2020 elections aren’t over yet. Voters in the Peach State are headed back to the polls on Jan. 5 in two Senate runoff elections that will determine the makeup of the U.S. Senate. In Georgia, the League is hard at work getting out the vote and ensuring voters have all the information they need to participate and cast their ballot.
These two Senate seats are key to determining whether the American people’s interests will be represented in the Senate and whether the Senate takes action on the issues that impact all of us as individuals and in our communities — and it’s all up to Georgia voters.
VOTE411— the League’s ultimate voter guide — has the full rundown on these elections and crucial information on how Georgians can participate to make their voices heard. Georgians can register to vote, check voter registration status, read up on the candidates, request mail-in ballots, confirm runoff polling or drop box locations, and more! Learn more about runoff elections in our latest VOTE411 video.
Women power the vote...and beyond
For the League’s centennial year, LWVUS launched a speaker series ‘Women Power the Vote.’ In our final digital event of 2020, we convened election administrators to break down the work that went into successfully running elections during a pandemic, countering misinformation, and lessons learned that we all want to apply to expand voter participation for years to come.
Watch LWVUS CEO Virginia Kase moderate our panel with Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way, and Chair of Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Carol Hill Williams for a one-hour discussion about how these women tackled their significant professional responsibilities with integrity and grace.#WomenPowertheVote