Advocate. Educate. Inform. Empower.
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.
Be Sure. Be Safe.
Are You Ready to Vote?
Register to vote on-line, check your registration, and get a mail-in ballot at KSvotes.org. (How to fill out the form) Find your polling place and see your sample ballot for Riley County here. Outside of Riley County, find your information here.
Elections Calendar here.
Did you know:
- Here is a good overview, from the LWV of Johnson County, Kansas.
- You must register before you can vote. If you move (even across the hall), change your name or sex, you need to re-register. Do it quickly at KSvotes.org. In Kansas, the deadline is October 13 at noon.
- See how to use Riley County's new voting machines here. (You may always ask for a paper ballot.)
- Find out who is on the ballot and where the candidates stand on the issues at Vote411.
- Take the Pro-Con Presidential Quiz . (Note: This is non-partisan. The League will never tell you who to vote for...it is your choice!)
- You do not have to vote for every office. Learn what you can, but you may leave some spaces blank. Your ballot is still good.
- If you have trouble, ask the poll workers for help. That is why they volunteer.
- If something goes wrong, you have the right to ask for a "provisional ballot."
- Enjoy exercising your Right to Vote! "Because Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport."
Due to the virus outbreak, we are cancelling our in-person events for the near future. We hope that you all stay well.
We need to protect the vote! Reverend Jonalu Johnstone of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan addressed the LWVManhattan-Riley County with this important message. View here.
Keep up-to-date with LWVKansas actions here.
And from the LWVUS: LWV Calls on States to Expand Absentee and Mail-in Voting
Please keep in touch (virtually) and take care of yourselves.
Calendar of events, click here.