Making Democracy Work

2018 Elections, Voter Guides & Voter Info

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LWVGP Supports the GP Schools' Bond Proposal

The LWVGP supports the GPPSS' Bond Proposal and Library Millage Renewal. On November 6, we encourage our members - and the communities that GPPSS serves - to cast a "YES" vote for the Grosse Pointe Public Schools Bond Proposal & our GP Libraries.

Click here for GPPSS bond proposal FAQs

Read President Tom Wells' letter to the Grosse Pointe News here

DIGITAL VERSION OF THE LWVMI VOTER GUIDE

LWV MI Voter Guides (for federal & statewide offices) are around town.
Or you can read the digital version here
Note: The Pointes are in Congressional District 14. This guide has all the US Congressional districts in Michigan because it is being distributed statewide.

For the local races, refer to Vote411.org for the candidate responses.

The LWVGP is distributing 2000 Voter Guides in the Pointes' & HW's neighborhoods. Check out your city hall, library, and some local churches, coffee houses, etc to pick up yours!

The League of Women Voters prepares non-partisan Voter Guides for candidates running in national, state and local elections.

CHECK OUT THE GP SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM

The video for the GPPSS school board candidate forum is now available. You can watch it here

The forum is also on tv! You can check it out on the GPPSS TV-channel at 10 AM and 8 PM.

Check out the 3rd Circuit Court Judicial Candidate Forum

The video for the 3rd Circuit Court judicial candidate forum is now available. You can watch it here

Sample Ballot

Some of our city halls provide a digital sample ballot on their website. We will list them here

TUES: OCT 9TH GP SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM

The public is invited to learn about the seven candidates running for three open positions on the Board of Education. Be an informed voter and bring your questions!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7-9 PM
War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr.
Grosse Pointe Farms 48236

INVITED CANDIDATES:
Christian Fenton
Christopher Lee
Wendy Saigh
Walt Schwartz
John Shook
Brian Summerfield (I)
Margaret Weertz (I)

Check out the flyer here

The forum will be videotaped. Check back for the link following the event.

OCT 4: 3RD CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL CANDIDATE FORUM

There are 6 candidates running for 3 positions on the Circuit Court, all non-incumbents. This forum will be held on

Thursday, Oct 4
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Henry Ford Community College
Berry Auditorium
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

Presented by Detroit, Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Leagues

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.

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)

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

Check out Michigan's redistricting maps

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.

VOTER GUIDES FOR YOUR LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON VOTE411.ORG

Vote411.org

Learn about the candidates who want to lead your community!

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

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

Do you need to register to vote?

Print out The Voter Registration Application and hand deliver it to your City Clerk. (Bring your drivers license)

Registration questions? The Secretary of State provides step by step guidance. Check it out here.

The deadline to register to vote is 30 days before the election:
July 9:
Last day to register for Aug 7, 2018 primary
Oct 9: Last day to register for the Nov 6, 2018 election

Already registered but want to make sure everything's up-to-date?
Check the status of your registration here

Status of Ballot Proposals

Are you wondering what the status of Michigan's ballot proposals are? The Secretary of State compiles a list of proposals and their status.

Check out the status of pending proposals here.

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 for 2016 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:
Page 1
Page 2

Check out who is running this primary season

There is a complete list of all the candidates running for positions in our state and national levels at the Secretary of State website. Check it out here
Also note! Links to the candidates' websites & campaign finance reports are attached to their names on the listing.

State Reps Candidate Forum Video Link From Primary Season

If you missed the State Rep Primary Candidates' Forum for both Districts 1 and 2, you can check it out on YouTube here

Michigan Senate: Candidate Forum Before the Primary

August 7th is the primary election

There will be a candidate forum with dinner and dialogue for District 2's Michigan Senator. (The district includes all of the Grosse Pointes, Harper Woods, and portions of Detroit).

Thursday, June 28
5:30 pm dinner, 6-8:30 program
Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) Headquarters
1680 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

Admission is free but you must register to attend.
Find the link at citizendetroit.org, or email Kelly@citizendetroit.org, or call at 313 334 3131.

The following candidates will be invited:

Abraham Aiyash (D) Brian Banks (D) Tommy Campbell (D) George Cushingberry, Jr. (D) Lawrence E. Gannan (D) John Hauler (R) Adam Hollier (D) LaMar Lemmons (D) Anam Miah (D) John Olumba (D) Lisa Papas (R) William Phillips (D) Joe Ricci (D) Regina Williams (D)

To view the flyer, click here

Michigan House: Candidate Forum Before the Primary

August 7th is the primary election

Voter Services will conduct a Candidate Forum for the Michigan House of Representatives, Districts 1 and 2, co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters Detroit.

Wednesday, July 18
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Wayne County Community College
Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center
19305 Vernier Rd
Harper Woods, MI 48225

The following candidates will be invited:
State Rep-District 1:

Gregory Creswell (Lib), Mark Corcoran (Rep), Shaun Maloy (Dem), and Tenisha Yancey (Dem)

State Rep-District 2:
Kinda Makini Anderson (Dem), Carol Banks (Dem), Willie Bell (Dem), Latisha Johnson (Dem), E. Regina Jones (Dem), John Palffy (Rep), Joe Tate (Dem), Carla Tinsley-Smith (Dem)

Redistricting Information: Know Your District

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

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