Who are We?
VOTE411 is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it's local, state or federal, every election is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities. All candidate responses to our questions come directly from the candidates and are unedited by the League of Women Voters. The League does not support or oppose any candidates or parties.
How is our Voter Guide Created?
Voters deserve to know where the candidates stand on the important issues to successfully fill out their ballots. VOTE411 does not speak on behalf of candidates. Instead, we provide all candidates an opportunity to answer the most pressing questions in their communities, in their own words. Allowing candidates to speak directly to you, the voters, through our online voters’ guide platform, ensures that the candidates’ views are accurately represented (words matter!). Even after multiple contacts from League volunteers across the country, we have candidates who have not yet responded to our questions – which is why we need your help!
Since its inception in 2006, VOTE411 has provided 36 million voters the information they need before Election Day. When a candidate does not respond to our questions, the millions of voters the candidates hope to serve do not get the information they need before casting their ballots.
Help us encourage candidates to respond to our questions so that voters have as much information as possible!
How can you Help Keep Voters Informed?
Step 1: Find out if your candidate(s) answered our questions!
Enter your address HERE to check if your candidates answered our questions.
Step 2: If your candidate(s) has answered our questions, thank them!
You can send them a message on social media or even write a letter to them via email or post.
Sample Tweet/Facebook Post:
Thank you @[candidate] for responding to @VOTE411’s Voter Guide so that voters can be informed before casting their vote! 🗳️ #LWVVoterGuide
Step 3: If your candidate(s) has NOT answered our questions, call on them to do so as soon as possible!
Write your candidates today and urge them to answer the League's questions! In many areas, voting has already begun. With Election Day mere weeks away, voters deserve information about their candidates before filling out their ballot.
Sample Tweet/Facebook Post:
As a voter, I want to hear where my candidates stand on the issues. That’s why I’m calling on @[candidate] to respond to @VOTE411’s Voter Guide so we can be informed before casting our ballot! #LWVVoterGuide
Note: This is an opportunity to encourage and persuade candidates to respond, so please be respectful but direct in your messages. When candidates know that voters care about something (in this case, creating a non-partisan voter guide to keep voters informed), it is in their best interest to respond!
If you or one of the candidates you reach out to have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!