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!  The last day to register is October 10.


Upcoming League Events and Programs 

Come learn about the League and its work at a social event on Thursday, September 20, 6 pm, at the Carriage House of the Glenn House, 325 S. Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau.   Jan Miller will discuss the history of suffrage and the upcoming 100th anniversary of the League and the 19th amendment.  Light refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend!

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25th!  The LWVSEMO will be working with the Cape County Clerk's office to register new voters.  Let us know if you can help: ellensuebrockett@gmail.com or amseabaugh@capecounty.us  .


Recent League Events and Programs

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/

Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration

Friday, April 6 at 11 am in the Federal Courthouse, 555 Independence St., Cape Girardeau.  New US citizens will be naturalized in a ceremony led by Judge Stephen Limbaugh.  League members will register the new citizens to vote following the ceremony.

Power of Women Luncheon and Expo

Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30 am in the Show Me Center.  Come see us at the Expo.

Town Hall Meeting with Elected City, County and State officials  was held on Thursday January 18, from 7-8:30 pm at the Kimbeland Country Club, 2175 E. Jackson Blvd.   This event was cosponsored by LVW and the Cape Girardeau and Jackson Chambers of Commerce.  The following elected officials or their representative spoke to the crowd of  about 40 citizens: Donna Lichtenegger, State Representative, District 146 , Harry Rediger, Mayor, City of Cape Girardeau, Kathryn Swan, State Representative, District 147, Clint Tracy, Presiding Commissioner, County of Cape Girardeau, James Roach, Jackson City Administrator representing Mayor Hahs of Jackson. Due to business in Jefferson City,Wayne Wallingford, State Senator, District 27, was unable to attend.

 The officials gave a 5 minute summary of accomplishments and issues and then met individually with interested citizens.

Thanks to all of the officials and citizens for participating and making this gathering a success.


  National Voter Registration Day


The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri in partnership with the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office participated in National Voter Registration Day, on September 26.  The day is sponsored by a non-profit group to encourage citizens across the country to register to vote.

We held voter registration events at the Riverside Regional Library, 1997 E. Jackson Blvd., in Jackson and at the Cape Girardeau Public Library , 711 N. Clark St., from 12 noon until 7 pm. 


Get to Know the League

The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri held a social to inform interested persons about the history and work of the League at the Carriage House of the historic Glenn House , 325 S. Spanish Street in Cape Girardeau.  Jan Miller gave an excellent and entertaining talk about women's suffrage and the history of the League. We had a lively time and welcomed several interested people and at least one new member!  Thanks to all ...


Voting 101 including the new Voter ID law

Ms Kara Summers, Cape Girardeau County Clerk, spoke about the new MO Voter ID law.

The new law takes effect on June 1, 2017.  Voter registration does not change.  To vote government issued photo ID is preferred, but you can vote with current ID including Voter registration card if you sign an affadavit at the polls.  See the details at the Show it 2 Vote MO Secretary of State site.   

Voter Registration at the Naturalization Ceremony

Eighteen new USA citizens were naturalized in a ceremony at the Federal Courthouse, 555 Independence St., Cape Girardeau, on May 1, 2017 at 11 am.  The LWVSEMO helped the new citizens register to vote.


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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 Cape Girardeau County?                                

How do I register to vote in other SEMO counties?  Go to the lower right corner to select your county and find the location and phone number of the county registration service.                                 

Where do I vote?

Contact Information - ellensuebrockett@gmail.com

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