One of the League's core functions is to empower voters, and one of the most effective ways to do this is to get out into the community: to listen, to answer questions, problem solve, and encourage people to use their voice, to exercise the rights and responsibilities that we are so fortunate to have in a democracy.
Our task is to provide unbiased, factual, nonpartisan information that people can use to better understand the election process and reach their own voting decisions. The League encourages people not only to vote, but also to vote informed.
As with all LWVSA efforts, voter outreach activities are strictly nonpartisan.
In addition, the League's voter outreach activities never involve issue advocacy of any kind.
League volunteers who are Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars, referred to as VDRs, register voters and deliver completed applications in person to the Bexar County Elections Office, an important service to Bexar County voters, as there is no online voter registration in Texas.
Below is a partial list of the places we've been talking to voters:
Please contact us to discuss how we can help you educate and register voters in your organization with digital and print materials, as well as provide online or in-person presentations (COVID-19 guidelines permitting).
Please join us in our efforts to get out the vote and encourage robust participation in our democracy!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our in-person voter outreach activities, but League volunteers are descended from a long line of persistent suffragists, so we will not be deterred! We are currently using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts (@lwvsa) to reach voters, sending out election fliers, and developing ways we can reach voters—especially those who have little or no digital access—given the current restrictions on in-person gatherings. Come add your ideas to the mix and we'll take action together!