Making Democracy Work

Non-Partisan Voter Information

The League of Women Voters is committed to strengthening the most essential component of democracy -- access to information

Recommended Non-Partisan Information Sources on Candidates and Issues

Elected Officials + Job Descriptions provides the duties and responsibilities of elected officials from the US President to the Mayor to the City Clerk. Find out what your elected officials are expected to accomplish on the job.

Learn about Indiana's Judicial Retention System. When judges are on the ballot for retention, reviews of these judges are available. In addition, there are search capabilities on the judge's title, name, and state to obtain references.

Since 2006, VOTE411 is your one-stop-shop for election information sponsored by LWVUS. State and local Leagues may obtain access to use for state and local candidates. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the election process and candidates. The site includes a voters' guide with information provided by candidates, absentee ballot information, ID requirements, and information about voting machines.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette participates in VOTE411. Below are the summary reports of VOTE411 usage for selected cities in Indiana including Lafayette and West Lafayette. Usage is increasing and VOTE411 is becoming the `go to' electronic candidate guide for voters across the country. Your donations to the Education Fund are being put to great use.

Project Vote Smart provides research on elected officials and candidates, including voting records, campaign funding and a responses to questions sent to all candidates on issues that matter to you.

Fact Check: Find out the accuracy of what is said by major US political players in TV ads, debates and speeches.

Government Information

The League of Women Voters Education Fund

The League of Women Voters Education Fund conducts voter service and citizen education activities. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit public policy educational organization, which:

  • Builds citizen participation in the democratic process.

  • Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.

  • Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.

Donations to the Education Fund, a 501(c)(3)corporation, are fully tax-deductible where allowed by law.