Thursday, 28 May 2020 15:19

Vote411 Named Best Government & Civil Innovation Website

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The League of Women Voters US Education Fund announced that VOTE411.org, its one-stop-shop for election information, has been named Best Government & Civil Innovation Website in the 24th Annual Webby People’s Voice Awards (May 2020).

Since 2006, VOTE411 has provided registration deadlines and tools, absentee and early voting information, polling place locations, voting hours, candidate information, and more. Late last year, the League of Women Voters launched the newly redesigned VOTE411.org, with the mission to serve every voter in America with critical election information in 2020.

The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County regularly helps local candidates post information on the VOTE411 website, so that area residents can compare candidates based on their qualifications and their position on issues the School Board Election Guide will be available on May 26 and voters can enter their address to find out who is running for School Board in Saratoga County in the June 9 elections. Information for the June Democratic Primary is available now.

Hailed as the Internet’s “highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.

"The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on elections, but it's never been more important for voters to make sure their voices are heard at the ballot box" said Jeanette Senecal, Senior Director of Mission Impact for the League of Woimn Voters Education Fund. "In this critical election year, VOTE411 is expected to reach one in five people in the United States before November 3. This award is a testament to the time and dedication our league volunteers around the country put into making sure voters have accurate election information."

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