• Next Local Elections

     

    Your Vote is your Voice

    Rockville—Mayor and 4 Council Members
    Register by 9/20/19—Vote 11/5/19
    All mail in vote/may bring ballot to City Hall by 8:00pm

    LWVMC sponsored a Rockville Candidate Forum on September 24. Watch it here.
    Click here for full Rockville election information.

    Gaithersburg—3 City Council Members
    Option for same day registration—Vote 11/5/19
    Click here for full Gaithersburg election information.


    Empowering Voters

     

    Empowering Voters

    VOTE411.org has a new logo but continues to be the League’s one-stop-shop for non-partisan election-related information. In 2018 more than 5 million voters went to VOTE411.org to register to vote, find candidate information, and more.

    National Voter Registration Day-September 24 Join the team working to get more than a quarter million people registered in one day.
    https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org

     


    Fair Maps for Fair Elections

     

    What does your gerrymander look like?

    End gerrymandering in Maryland

    When new district maps are drawn in 2021, will they be truly representative? The League of Women Voters is fighting gerrymandering and has won victories in California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. But what about Maryland? The fight for a fair map in Maryland is an important and difficult fight; we need everyone’s support. Contact our Making Democracy Work team at mdw@lwvmocomd.org.


    Votes for women 1920-2020

     

    Suffrage Map

    Decades before the passage of the 19th Amendment in1920, women in western states voted and held public office. Women in the Wyoming Territory were first the gain the vote on December 10, 1869. The states colored black were the last to sign on to equal voting rights; the struggle had gone on for 70 years.

    For local celebrations of the 19 Amendment Centennial: http://lwvnca.org/Centennial.html

     


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