The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, multi issue political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Vote By Mail for any reason!
Please listen to this May 5, 2020 Public Service Announcement
The League of Women Voters Fort Wayne is recommending everyone vote by mail due to the increased risk from the COVID-19 virus. You may download an application for a mail in ballot here or a fillable one under our Voting Information page. You can also email the Election Board firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 260-449-7329.
We are also sharing this link to voter videos that the Allen County Election Board has created to help voters navigate the mail in ballot processes.
Important Update! (4/30/2020)
On April 28th Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced registered voters can request an absentee ballot directly from the IndianaVoters.com web site. Go to the website, click on ‘Vote by Mail or Travel Board’. On the next page, click on ‘Visit My Voter Portal’ and complete the information about yourself. You will be given the chance to opt-in new security enhancements. (Note; we have been advised that the two factor authentication is not currently working and advise against it). After that you will be taken to your voter info page. On the left side of the screen click on Absentee Voting and Vote By Mail. Complete the form and submit the application. The application must be completed and received by the county election board or the Indiana Election Division by May 21, 2020.
If you have not received your ballot within 5 days call your county election board or county clerk’s office. The phone number of the Allen County Election Board is (260) 449-7329.
Non-partisan Voter Information
The Vote411 website is now available! In Allen county, you will be able to enter your home address to view candidates on your ballot. You may view all candidates by selecting show all or just the candidates of one party. You are also able to do a side by side comparison of any two candidate’s responses to our survey for the same office.
Join us for meetings!
Due to the increased risk from the COVID-19 virus we will not be having our normal meeting at the Library in June. Email or call us for more information, if you want to attend on Zoom.
Meetings, and membership, are open to all men and women.
May and June Events
Due to the COVID-19 virus and the need for social distancing many of the events we were planning to attend have been cancelled. There are no events scheduled for May or June. Check back later to see the status of July events.
Issues related to educational policies like loss of public education funding, unaccountable charter schools and low teacher pay are all connected to partisan gerrymandering. View the redistricting page for ways you can help.