National Voter Registration Day: What Matters to Women Voters


As we celebrate National Voter Registration Day, here’s a reminder: Women have voted at higher rates than men in every presidential election since 1964. The Women & Politics Institute at American University did a deep dive right after the 2018 midterm elections into what women voters are prioritizing, and here are four things to remember:

  1. Healthcare is top-of-mind, but the economy and immigration are still top priorities for women voters, particularly independent and Republican women.

  1. Congressional priorities for women voters include ending discrimination, acting as a check on the executive branch, and tacking college affordability. Women voters have more faith that women elected officials will make progress on these issues.

  1. The vast majority of women believe that more women in political office would be better for the United States…


  1. But not just any woman candidate. Qualifications and values are more important than gender.

If you’re not already registered to vote or need to update your registration, you can find more information here.

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