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.

THE LATEST

Runoff Election Day - Saturday, December 11 

Not all races were decided in November. Four races for the HISD board of trustees and one race for the HCC board of trustees will be decided in runoff elections.

Visit vote411.org to our impartial runoff Election Guide to the Candidates. Our Guide features unedited information on the candidates and their positions. 

Early voting begins on November 29 and ends on December 7. 

Visit harrisvotes.com for voting hours and locations.

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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 begins with a discussion of Asian American / Pacific Island communities featuring League member Kathy Cheng. In the second segment Gene and fellow Leaguer Professor Dr. David Branham (University of Houston / Downtown)  help voters sort out the eight Constitutional Amendments that will appear on the November 2 ballot. 

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 are a presence at Naturalization Ceremonies to register new voters. Before Covid, we would routinely provide an on-the-spot service, each year helping 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

It’s Election Day!

LWV-Houston steps up to serve voters with our traditional Telephone Helpline at KPRC television and our popular Voters Guide to the Election and the Candidates. November 2, 2021

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LWV-Houston’s John Enright speaks at Harris County Precinct 4 town hall.

League member John Enright speaks at a Harris County Precinct 4 meeting on October 7, 2021, explaining the merits of sound redistricting practices.

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National Voter Registration Day

LWV-Houston volunteer deputy voter registrars fanned out over the city — 40 locations in all — and registered eligible voters from sunup to sundown on National Voter Registration Day – September 28, 2021! Special thanks…

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LWV Houston Vice President Zak Miller speaks to KHOU TV about congressional redistricting proposals.

LWV Houston Vice President Zak Miller speaks to KHOU TV about congressional redistricting proposals. Sept 27, 2021.

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