Voter Education

Women wield considerable power in U.S. politics. Although women gained the constitutional right to vote nationwide only in 1920, they now constitute an important bloc of voters. That’s why AAUW is dedicated to making sure every woman is registered and has all the information she needs to cast her vote.

Educate

AAUW’s Voter Education campaigns are brimming with resources designed to help you learn about the issues and to motivate others to take action.

Register Voters

AAUW members have a long tradition of registering voters. Get involved by organizing a voter registration drive in your community.

Woman-to-Woman Voter Turnout manual (PDF)

The Woman-to-Woman Voter Turnout Campaign is based on effective voter turnout techniques that will mobilize women to vote.

AAUW members planning get-out-the-vote activities can request technical assistance and a free printed copy of the manual (while supplies last) by contacting the AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations Department at 202.785.7793 or VoterEd@aauw.org. Members and nonmembers may purchase copies through ShopAAUW as well. You can also download a PDF of the Woman-to-Woman Voter Turnout manual.

Want to educate others about their voting rights? AAUW members can login and download a Woman-to-Woman Voter Turnout Program in a Box, which will guide you through the steps  to learn how such a campaign would work in your community and pitch it to your AAUW branch. Additional resources listed below.