Mission: Empowering voters. Defending democracy.
Vision: We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.
Value: We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
The Weekly Voter Newsletter
The League of Women Voters of Tallahassee publishes a weekly newsletter. It is sent to members via email, as well as to interested individuals, local groups and friends of the League.
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Latest State News (LWV of Florida NEWSROOM)
Jun 9, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On June 8, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld in Allen v. Milligan a lower court ruling that Alabama must create a second . . . READ MORE
Elections & Voting Rights Activities
Voting in local, state, and national elections is fundamental to our democracy. Following the proper procedures for registering and voting ensures that everyone’s vote is counted, and all voices are heard.
With over 100 years’ experience in non-partisan grassroots elections and voting rights, communities count on the League’s presence during every election, and we do not disappoint. Since the leaders we elect make the decisions that affect us, our families, our jobs, healthcare, energy costs, education and more, not only do we help the citizenry register to vote, but we also provide key dates, any requirements for voting, and information about candidates (from questionnaires to each candidate) to help make informed choices in the voting booth.
Year-round the LWV Tallahassee (LWVT) updates voter registrations, and registers new voters at venues and events that attract high foot traffic: for example downtown markets, churches, high schools, college campuses, and sporting events. In advance of any field work, our Voter Advocates receive training and certification through the state league. In addition LWVT works collaboratively with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office to assure accurate information is relayed.
As elections draw near, LWVT increases community outreach and collaborates with other non-profits to hold educational forums and town halls to Get Out the Vote. We provide non-partisan platforms for candidates to speak directly to the public. For example Vote411.org, a nationwide LWV platform that documents candidate responses to questionnaires; and our very successful candidate forums held at WFSU studios and streamed live through WFSU Media. Content is recorded for future viewing through a collaboration with the Tallahassee Democrat and WFSU Media.
We support returning and NEW citizens. Our state League has access to trained attorneys to assist returning citizens in navigating the complexities of various laws. We make contact information available at all events and also support our partner organization Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. We prepare and deliver materials to our Federal Court System to include in New Citizen packets.
2024 is a Presidential Election Year and LWVT will be highly visible empowering voters and defending democracy. Key dates include:
March 19, 2024 - Presidential Preference Primary Election Day
August 20, 2024 - Primary Election Day
November 5, 2024 - General Election
For up to date information about early voting, vote by mail, and election worker information, visit https://www.leonvotes.gov.