The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters Manhattan/Riley County believes in: respect for individuals, the value of diversity, the empowerment of the grassroots*, and the power of collective decision making for the common good.
Advocacy, The League in Action
The League of Women Voters continues its advocacy for an informed and active citizenry in public policy.
For up to date information on issues at stake and actions you may take to be involved, please refer to our national website for action alerts. You may sign up at this site and get alerts directly to your mailbox.
The National League is fighting to stop voter suppression and renew the Voting Rights Act, among many other issues. Please join with us!
Are You Ready to Vote?
Due to recent court decisions, you may register using the Federal Form On-line form here (Provided by KSVotes.org) LWVKansas recommends that we use the Federal Form to register voters. On-line form here (Provided by KSVotes.org) With the Federal Form, you do not need to submit proof that you are a citizen, but you must be a citizen. You will be able to vote a full, regular ballot on Election Day. You will not be put on a Suspense List. You will, however, need to check where your polling place is by going online at KSvotes.org or to Voter View, voteks.org for polling place. You may also contact your county clerk at your county courthouse.
If you have your citizenship papers in hand, you could use the Kansas registration site here(Requires proof of citizenship. Not required if you use the Federal form.) If you are from out of state, check with your state offices for voting requirements. If your permanent address is in Riley County, check your status here If you are registered elsewhere, check here.
View videos from the June 2016 LWVUS convention. Amazing speakers of national stature: Money in politics (Peter Overby, NPR), Ari Berman (The Nation) author of "Give Us The Ballot", the rise of Authoritarianism in the US, Engaging Millenials, and many others. Find here
Please check our calendar for important events.
Please join our efforts. Together, we can pass on the message...Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!
(*Grassroots: Change starting with individuals (often local) and growing stronger as more people participate.)