But please note, a very important message from Michigan's Secretary of State's Office:
This requirement does not apply if you: (1) personally hand deliver this form to your county, city or township clerk's office instead of mailing the form, (2) are 60 years of age or older, (3) are disabled, or (4) are eligible to vote under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
Two possible solutions:
1. Vote in the August 2 primary and satisfy the "First Time Voter" requirement. (Besides, state and local elections are just as important!)
Per Michigan's SOS site:
"Voting in person on one governmental level clears the restriction on the other levels. For example, if a voter subject to the restriction votes in person at a school election, the voter would be free to obtain an absentee ballot for the first state election in which he or she wishes to participate"
2. Apply for your Absentee Voter Ballot in person with your City Clerk
Per Michigan's SOS FAQ page:
QUES: I must vote in person, because I registered to vote by mail and have not voted in Michigan before. Is there a way I can vote absentee?
ANS: If you are subject to the "voting in person" requirement and have a need for an absent voter ballot, you can satisfy the requirement by requesting an absent voter ballot in person from the clerk of the city or township where you are registered to vote by the day preceding the election.
The deadline to register to vote is 30 days before the election:
July 5: Last day to register for Aug 2 primary
Oct 11: Last day to register for the Nov 8 election
For full, official, & complete details from the Secretary of State, print out the SOS pamphlet, Michigan Votes: Make Your Voice Heard: Your Guide to Registering and Voting in Michigan
Already registered but want to make sure everything's up-to-date?
Check the status of your registration here
For more information go to SOS Michigan Voter Information Center
Please join us for this great morning on
May 14, 8:00 A.M.
The Country Club of Detroit
220 Country Club Dr
GP Farms, MI 48236
Plan to be in attendance for the speaker at 8:30.
Hope to see you there!
Any citizen who will be 18 before Election Day can register now, and our League has arranged to set up a registration table at three sites:
Wed, May 18 at Grosse Pointe South Table will be up approximately 9:00-3:30, but we expect the busy time to be over the two lunches.
Mon, May 23 at Wayne County Community College University Center (on Vernier across from Eastland) We will man a table 8:30-1:00, but we expect the busy time to be during the mid-morning break and after.
Wed, June 8 at Grosse Pointe North, 9:00-11:30 during graduation rehearsal
Interested in helping out? Contact Ann Nicholson or Judy Morlan with the times you are available. We are aiming for 6 people during the busiest times.
Thursday, April 28
Tompkins Center at Windmill Pointe Park
14920 Windmill Pointe Dr
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
The "Coney Island Caper" has been designed for members, their family, friends, and new member prospects in mind. We will offer all the Coneys you can eat, plus salad, chips, cookies, beer, wine, and soft drinks.
It'll be a fun-filled evening of food and camaraderie. Not only will this be an opportunity to socialize, but also your support for the LWVGP will enable us to continue our important mission of educating and engaging the voting public.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for kids (10 and under). Contact Joan at 585 4437 or George at 549 6363 for tickets. (Both numbers have 313 area codes). Members, yours will be arriving in the mail.
March 19th, they will be performing at the Macomb Center. The LWV Macomb Unit has been invited to participate in the concert's promotion, attend the show and give a brief pre-concert announcement describing the League's work.
March 19, 8:00 pm
44575 Garfield Rd
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
Call or click for tickets today!
586.286.2222 | www.MacombCenter.com
March is Women's History Month. Our LWVGP is a co-sponsor of the showing of the new movie "Suffragette," starring Meryl Streep.
March 12, 1:00 p.m.
GP Woods Branch Library in the Program Room (lower level).
20680 Mack Ave,
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Our co-sponsors are:
Each group will have space in the hallway, as people sign in, to display membership materials, flyers for upcoming events, etc., as well as a minute prior to the movie to talk about their respective organizations.
This is a GREAT opportunity to enjoy an afternoon out with a friend, meet some new people, and help raise awareness of LWV and all that our group does in our community.
We'll be providing popcorn and water, as well as some terrific raffle prizes.
We look forward to seeing you!
Check out Michigan Secretary of State's website for Q&A's for Michigan's Presidential Primary
To build your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides; helps the electorate find their polling place; check voting hours; and read tips about voting in Michigan.
Voters need simple, helpful tools to navigate the voting process and election day, and Vote411.org is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource now available.
For additional information & voter guides, you can go to: Vote411.org
1) Type in your complete address
2) Click "Get personalized information on candidates and issues"
3) Click "Show my races"
4) Click the individual candidates to read their responses and compare their qualifications