Empowering VOTERS. DEFENDING DEMOCRACY.

The League of Women Voters of Houston is a nonpartisan organization that believes in the power of every person to create a more perfect democracy. Together, we support the desire, right and knowledge for all to participate and be heard.

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We'll be out in the field on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 28, helping citizens register to vote. Want to join our outreach team? Get in touch at lwv@lwvhouston.org

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Democracy is Good For Business!

The League of Women Voters of Texas, the Texas NAACP, and the Texas LULAC are partnering to engage Houston businesses of all sizes in a conversation about how voting should be safe and accessible and why politicians should encourage their communities to vote. Learn more below.

LWV-Houston's Dr. Gene Preuss discusses redistricting in Texas plus the rush of current events.  His guests are University of Houston Downtown Professors Bill Flores, Alex Blielakowski and David Branham.

LWV-Houston officials Courtenay Siegfried and Carol Shattuck moderate a webinar on the Harris County Courts with Harris County District Clerk Marilyn Burgess and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

OUR INITIATIVES

Naturalization Ceremonies

With the partnership of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, our volunteers attend Naturalization Ceremonies and register new voters. Each year, we help more than 25,000 new citizens register to vote shortly after they’ve taken the oath of citizenship.

Voters Guide

Our nonpartisan Voters Guide is Houston's best election information source with everything you need to know about voting, candidates and ballot issues. It’s now available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

Reserve a Voter Registrar

We deploy Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars (VDVRs) across the greater Houston area, allowing you to register people to vote at your next event. Read more about our efforts that have registered more than 21,500 new citizens to vote this year alone.

Phone Banking

In partnership with KPRC-TV, League volunteers participate in phone banking on Election Day—answering questions about polling locations, registration status and other voter requirements. They work to ensure that anyone who is registered to vote can participate in the political process by casting a ballot.

Candidate Conversations

Every election year, we host educational forums with candidates running for office in Houston and Harris County. Every candidate is invited to join in the conversation and asked questions based on the jurisdiction where they are seeking office.

Rising Stars

Through our Rising Stars program, we offer a year of training and volunteer opportunities for a selected elite group of leaders of all ages to share their talents and expand their reach as champions of civic engagement.

NEWS AND UPDATES

Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Happy Women’s Equality Day!August 26, 2021 This thoughtful essay, written by LWV-Houston volunteer Tessa Boyd, reflects on the importance of this day and how the League reinforces the principles women fought for more than 100…

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Getting the kids ready for BTS? LWV-Houston is getting folks ready to vote!

Our certified Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars were a prime draw at Mayor Turner’s Back to School Fest at NRG Stadium, August 14, 2021. From left to right: Annie Benifield, Cheryl Burton, Katherine Culbert, Norman Harris,…

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LWV-Houston Members Advocating for Good Governance

League member Diana Alexander speaks to the Spring Branch Independent School District Board of Trustees in support of adopting a single-member district plan of governance. August 2, 2021.

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Voter Registrars in Action!

LWV-Houston Voter Registration Chair Nancy Kral (wearing purple lanyard) and other awesome VDVRs spent time registering voters with The Millennials on July 29, 2021!

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