The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri is a non-partisan political organization dedicated to active citizen participation in democracy. One of the most trusted and respected organizations in our community, the League is a force for change, shaping the important issues that keep our communities strong.

We are a grassroots organization working to make democracy work. We work to influence policy through education and advocacy.  As the League of Women Voters approach our 100th anniversary, we have adopted the slogan:  Creating a more perfect democracy.    Join us in making this happen! 

Make plans to vote in the general election on November 6th!  Encourage your friends to vote!  Polls in Missouri are open from 6 am until 7 pm.  If you are unable to get to the polls on election day, you can cast your ballot absentee at the county clerk's offices.  In Cape County the addresses are County Administration Building, 1 Barton Square, Jackson or 2311 Bloomfield Road, Suite 102, Cape Girardeau.  The hours for voting are Monday through Friday 8:00 am -4:30 pm and Saturday November 3 from 8 am-12:00 noon.

Check your polling place on the Missouri Secretary of State  website by clicking here.

View the Cape County Sample Ballot by clicking here.

The Missouri ballot includes a number of Constitutional amendments and Statute Propositions on important issues for our state. 

The links below give the League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri  positions and information regarding those issues.  These issues include:

  • Raising the minimum wage in MO from $7.85 to $12, gradually until 2023. Proposition B
  • Increasing the gas tax gradually to a maximum increase of  10 cents/gallon.  Proposition D
  • Allow the use of medical marijuana.  Amendment 2, Amendment 3 and Proposition C.

Our strongest commitment is to Amendment 1 which is also known as "Clean Missouri".  This amendment would lead to non-partisan redistricting of our legislative districts and limit lobbyists gifts to legislators. Click here:Statewide_ballot_issues_SEMO_response.pdf

 The Fair Ballot language supplied by the State can be accessed by clicking here.http://http://www.capecountyelections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fair-Ballot-Language-November-2018.pdf


Recent League Events and Programs

National Voter Registration Day was Tuesday, September 25th!  The LWVSEMO worked with the Cape County Clerk's office to register new voters on the SEMO campus.  In addition, we provided information for absentee voting to those students registered elsewhere.  Thanks to our volunteers for making this happen.

Thanks to all who attended our event at the Carriage House of the Glenn House, 325 S. Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau.   Jan Miller gave an excellent presentation of the history of suffrage and the upcoming 100th anniversary of the League and the 19th amendment.  Welcome to new member Chris Dickman.

 Thank you to the candidates and speakers who participated in the Voters’ Forum that was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  The election was held on August 7, 2018.  For more information, please see the Cape Girardeau County Clerk webpage:  http://www.capecountyelections.com/


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Voter Information 

General Elections on November 6, 2018.    The last day to register to vote is October 10, 2018.                                   

How do I register to vote in MO?    You can register to vote online at the MO secretary of State website : https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register  .  You can register in person at any of the sites in the link below:  http://www.capecountyelections.com/voting-information/voter-registration/        For help in registering call the County Clerk's Office at 573-243-3547.


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