Making Democracy Work

2019 Elections & Voter Info

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Understanding Michigan's New Voting Laws

Proposal 3 was a measure that expanded voting rights by making voting more accessible to more people. To learn about the changes, download your own copy of the LWVGP brochure New Rights for Michigan Voters

CANDIDATE FORUMS FOR THE LOCAL ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN SET

Harper Woods City Council
Mon, Sept 23
7-8:30pm
WCCCD, Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center
19305 Vernier Rd., Harper Woods

GP Shores City Council
Mon, Oct 7
7-8:30pm
The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore, GP Farms

GP Park City Council
Tues, Oct 8
7-8:30pm
GP Park City Hall, Courtroom
15115 E. Jefferson Ave, GP Park

GP Farms City Council
Tues, Oct 15
7-8:30pm
Brownell Middle School Auditorium
260 Chalfonte, GP Farms

GP Woods City Council
Thurs, Oct 17
7-8:30pm
GP Woods City Hall, Courtroom
20025 Mack Avenue, GP Woods

City of Grosse Pointe Mayoral & City Council
Tues, Oct 22
7-8:30pm
Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church
17150 Maumee Ave, Grosse Pointe

See our flyer with additional information here

2020 CITIZENS REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

Interested in serving on the independent commission of Michigan citizens to draw district lines for the boundaries of the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives, and US Congress?

Two fliers explain just that:

Additional information from the Secretary of State's office can be found here

The LWV's VOTE411.ORG

Vote411.org

Voters need simple, helpful tools to navigate the voting process & election day, and Vote411.org is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource.

To build your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides and information on polling place, voting hours, and tips about voting in Michigan.

Check it out by going to: Vote411.org
1) Type in your complete address
2) Click "Get personalized information on candidates and issues" (The green box)
3) Click "Show my races"
4) Click the individual candidates to read their responses and compare their qualifications

CHECK ON YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION & THE STATUS OF YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT AT THE SOS WEBSITE

Are you registered to vote?
Check your registration by going to the Secretary of State's website.
Your registration can be checked with drivers license number & date of birth -OR- name, date of birth, and zip code.
You can also track your absentee ballot (when application request received/ballot sent/ballot received)

Lastly, this SOS site will also show you a sample ballot.

Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) Election Information

SOS 'Elections in Michigan' home page

Michigan Voter Registration Application (.pdf form)

Michigan Absentee Voter Ballot Application (.pdf form)

Rules Covering Voter Identification at the Polls

Voter Information Center/Frequently Asked Questions

Campaign Finance Disclosures Under the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, Public Act 388 of 1976, the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) receives campaign finance disclosure statements from the committees of all individuals who are candidates for state-level offices and all judicial offices.

Local Governments' Election Information

Many of our communities have their own election webpages with information about precinct locations, sample ballots, absentee voting, etc. Check out your city's information here:

CITY HALLS:
City of Grosse Pointe election information

Grosse Pointe Farms elections page

Grosse Pointe Park election information

Grosse Pointe Shores election information

Grosse Pointe Woods election information:

Harper Woods election information:

SCHOOL BOARDS:
Grosse Pointe Public Schools

Harper Woods Public Schools

WAYNE COUNTY:
Wayne County elections page

HOT OFF THE PRESS: LWVGP'S "YOUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS" IS NOW AVAILABLE

LWVGP's comprehensive brochure which lists the officials who represent you in the many different levels of government is now available. Look for it at local city halls, schools, libraries and other civic institutions, or print it out here:
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Redistricting Information: Know Your District

The Grosse Pointes & Harper Woods are in US Congressional District 14.

Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Shores, and Harper Woods are in Michigan House District 1.
Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, and Grosse Pointe Farms are in Michigan House District 2.

MI SOS: WHAT EVERY VOTER NEEDS TO KNOW

Click here for a comprehensive Voter Q&A from the Secretary of State regarding elections

Click here for additional information regarding Election Day rules including info regarding photography, candidate promotional wear at the polls, Michigan's voting equipment, & poll challengers (SOS press release from 2016)