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HomeVoter Registration

The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh is at your service!

We work to provide voters in Allegheny County with access to voter registration, civic education,

and non-partisan information about local candidates and issues.

Voter Registration Services

Are Yinz Registered to Vote?

The League of Women Voters began as a movement to secure the right to vote for women. 100 years later, voter registration and ballot access continue to be at the core of our mission! League volunteers staff voter registration tables at area schools, community groups and non-partisan organizations each year. We also welcome new citizens and provide registration services at naturalization ceremonies.

In a typical year, we provide registration tables at about 60 events, at which over 1000 individuals are registered to vote. 2020, however, was anything but typical! All in-person voter registration events were canceled beginning in mid-March. In response to the pandemic, we shifted from in-person events to providing printed and digital materials, which we distributed to schools, faith communities, food pantries, senior subsidized housing buildings, and non-partisan community groups. Some of these resources are on our Voting Overview page, which can serve as a sort of virtual "registration table."

Naturalization Ceremonies

Every year there are dozens of naturalization ceremonies in Allegheny County, where area residents complete their long journeys to become United States citizens. The League of Women Voters is there each time to welcome these new citizens, and provide them with the opportunity to register to vote. 

In a typical year, League volunteers participate in two naturalization ceremonies a month, and over the course of the year over 700 new citizens are registered to vote. During the pandemic, ceremonies were initially canceled and now proceed with smaller numbers of candidates and no guests. The League is providing specialized voter registration literature for the new citizens until we can return in person.

2020: "Socially Distant" Voter Services

The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh was already preparing for 2020 to be a big year, with a high-interest, presidential election, major changes to Pennsylvania voting laws and procedures, and the 100th Anniversary of the LWV and the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. While we had to cancel our in-person volunteering and celebrations, we found new ways to reach community members, both digitally and with printed resources designed to help people get registered to vote and apply for a mail-in ballot.

We provided packets of voter registration forms, resource information, and tutorials to thousands of individuals through food pantry distributions, high school and college systems, and senior subsidized housing buildings. Many community groups distributed digital versions of our materials to their members through email chains and newsletters. Hundreds of citizens registered to vote or applied for a mail-in ballot using these materials.

We received many requests for information on new voting procedures, like mail-in ballots and "over-the-counter" voting. We responded to requests for speakers by learning to "Zoom" with other organizations.

Many community groups distributed digital versions of our materials to their members through email chains and newsletters. Some of these graphics and election materials are available for download from our Voter Resource Library.

Voter Services Sub-Committees

Our subcommittees can use your ideas, contacts, skills and energy! To join a sub-committee, contact .

Civic Education in Schools and Community - Provided live, virtual lessons to area high schools and universities. Created a Voter Resource Library and customized "Get Out the Vote" packets for high schools and community groups, resulting in hundreds of registrations.

College and University - Pushed out timely voter information to students at area colleges, through email "teasers" with links to info about registering, voting deadlines, and volunteer opportunities.

Food Pantry - Distributed voter registration packets and elections information through 158 food pantries, reaching over 20,000 families.

Naturalization Ceremonies - Until we can return to providing in-person registration services at naturalization ceremonies, we will continue to update educational handouts to be given to the new citizens.

Poll Worker Recruitment - Worked with Allegheny County and area colleges and businesses to recruit new poll workers, and help them connect with training.

Religious Institutions - Developed a network of contacts in faith communities to distribute registration and voting information throughout the election season.

Senior Subsidized Housing - Provided printable, digital materials to building managers weekly, giving information on mail-in and absentee ballots, rides to the polls, and voting at satellite offices.

Social Media and Video - Published a steady stream of information on the constantly changing election law landscape, including original graphics and videos, to help people navigate new mail-in and "over-the-counter" voting options using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.