The League of Women Voters of Clark County doesn’t believe that COVID-19 should prevent anyone from being an informed voter. Area voters can get detailed perspectives from the candidates in the Aug. 4 primary election at Vote411.org, an online voter guide produced by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters.
“The pandemic has limited the places you can go to get information about people seeking to represent you in office,” said Jane Johnson, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Clark County. Meeting candidates face to face, attending rallies or forums or talking over the fence with a neighbor about who’s running aren’t easy options now, she said. “But Vote411.org provides extensive details – all for free – about the candidates and the issues.”
Voters can also verify if they’re registered to vote and find deadlines and locations for submitting a ballot. Recordings of candidate forums conducted by the League in some races are also available.
The site features answers that candidates provide to nonpartisan questions posed by the League. In the governor’s race, for example, candidates are asked how they might address issues of racism, policing, and the environment. Third Congressional District hopefuls are asked about support for healthcare for all and the expansion of Medicaid, and solutions for alleviating homelessness.
At the state level, questions deal with the new sex education legislation, economic support for small businesses hard hit by the pandemic, the I-5 bridge, and reopening the state.
Vote411.org was launched in 2006 and has expanded over the years, providing increased access and information — all online. With the pandemic, Vote411.org is proving to be even more crucial for voters to access reliable information, League officials say.
The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never endorses a candidate or political party.