Making Democracy Work

Voter Protection

The League of Women Voters is dedicated to keep the polls open and accessible to all citizens. We work to protect voting rights at the both the state and federal level.

March 18, 2017 Voter Service and Advocacy Team Meeting

League members from Orange, Durham and Chatham counties are invited to attend this important meeting at the Chapel Hill Public Library, meeting room A, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, from noon - 2:00 pm.

An overview of voter service activities in each of the counties will be presented and plans will be discussed for advocacy work in each of the counties. If you are interested in working with election related issues, this is the meeting to attend and find out how you can help plan for the coming year!

Redistricting Reform

  • Check out the LWVODC webpage Redistricting Reform: Fair Maps/Fair Elections for the latest information on redistricting reform information and activities.

  • LWVODC Feb 2017 Meeting on Gerrymandering in N.C. Walter Salinger, a retired professor of psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, currently serves on the Boards of Directors of both the League of Women Voters of Piedmont Triad and the League of Women Voters of North Carolina. On the evening of February 2nd, he gave a talk at the Chapel Hill Public Library to explain the consequences of gerrymandering voting districts and advocate for a nonpartisan redistricting plan. Read article from the Daily Tarheel on the meeting.

If You Encounter Problems Voting

If you are turned away or need immediate assistance when voting, please contact the State Board of Elections at 1-866-522-4723 or one of the following Election Protection Hotlines:
  • Democracy NC: 1-888-OUR-VOTE (1-888-687-8683)
  • NALEO (Spanish): 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)
  • Disability Rights (curbside voting, or other assistance): 1-877-235-4210

If you encounter any problems when voting, please report them to Democracy NC's Operation Jumpstart the Vote using this form.

Operation Jumpstart the Vote is a coordinated, statewide campaign to counter the wave of new voting restrictions with hundreds of local nonpartisan projects that help citizens register, get photo IDs, and understand the big changes in North Carolina's election law.

Take Action Now

It is critical that we organize immediately to have our Leagues attending the local boards of election meetings to advocate for the following issues:

1. Protect Sunday voting, with a special emphasis on religious accommodation. Orthodox Jews will not drive or participate in a Saturday voting day, so for those who work, Sunday is the only day for them to vote during early voting.
2. Ensure that locations for early voting are easy for college students, the elderly, rural citizens, etc. to use. Ensure that parking is available. Consider the needs of the handicapped.
3. Consider geographical location. How many miles and how long will it take for a person to get to the nearest early voting sites?

The LWV ODC is committed to attending Board of Election meetings to ensure that these issues are raised and protected. Please contact Brenda Rogers if you would like to attend your local Board of Elections meeting on behalf of the League.

Operation Jumpstart Minutes

LWV ODC partners with Operation Jumpstart to protect voters against the newest and harshest restrictions on this essential right.

See minutes from the May 23, 2014 meeting for updates on current projects and to learn more about what needs to be done now.

Contact Information for Your Senators and Representatives