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FOR AUG. 3 PRIMARY ELECTION (Brighton & Howell): 

LWV's 
VOTE411 voter guide, which provides candidate responses to questions from the community, is now published.  Those who live in the cities of Howell or Brighton will find their candidate's information for those who chose to respond. Please share with your neighbors and friends who live in either Brighton or Howell.

League of Women Voters of Michigan
Voices Strong opposition to passing of anti-voter bills.
6-16-21 Press Release



LANSING – The League of Women Voters of Michigan today condemned the Michigan Senate’s passage of bills to make voting more difficult.

“In 2018, Michigan voters overwhelmingly voted to make voting more convenient, not more restrictive,” said Christina Schlitt, president of the League of Women Voters of Michigan. “These anti-voter bills will lead to voter disenfranchisement and make it more difficult for voters to exercise their rights. Michigan’s elections are fair and secure; there is no need for this legislation.”

The Michigan Senate voted to pass three bills today expanding ID requirements for voters before their ballots can be counted. The bills remove the option to vote by affidavit if a voter does not have a suitable ID and require voters to submit identifying information for an absentee ballot application.

“These bills directly and negatively affect seniors, people with disabilities, people with limited incomes and young people, who all have difficulty obtaining the type of ID that is sometimes required to vote,” Schlitt said. “Michigan has voter ID laws on the books, and our system for affidavit options has worked for decades. These new restrictions are unnecessary.”

Learn:
Act:
  • Contact your Your State Senator to let them know you oppose legislation that will restrict voter's rights in Michigan.
  • Encourage your friends and neighbors to educate themselves and join the fight.

Redistricting in Michigan: The MICRC and Communities of Interest


The process of redrawing the political boundaries in Michigan continues. The work of the Michigan Independent Citizens redistricting Commission (MICRC) is gaining momentum and is depending on citizens to assist them in identifying Communities of Interest (COI) across the state.  The LWV is working to inform citizens about the process and help COIs communicate with the Commission.
Learn:

Act:

  • Attend, monitor and provide input to Commission meetings and public hearings: MICRC Meeting Schedule .  Sign up to receive notifications of Commission meetings at https://www.michigan.gov/micr  .
  • Share this information with your friends and neighbors.

New for 2021

Livingston County
OBSERVER CORP
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!



The Observer Corps is a group of League members who agree to observe meetings of groups that regularly meet. This is an opportunity to get informed on issues that matter to your community by learning what public organizations do, who runs them, how they impact the community and just what the issues are.


We are seeking member volunteers to observe one or more government entities.  The extent of your commitment is flexible, dependent on what you’d like to take on. Meetings may be attended in person, on zoom, or viewed on the entity’s website. Quick training is available and the documentation of the meetings is simple. Find the Observer Report Form on our Observer Corp Page


Volunteers can observe whatever government agencies are of interest to them or the League. Our Observer Corps will attend meetings of the County Commissioners, city councils, township boards, library boards, and school boards. There are also meetings of other relevant entities such as planning commission, road commission, drain commission, etc. Find schedules on our Observer Corp Page


Your observations become part of our League’s mission to educate voters. Observations can help us in planning for candidate forums or informational presentations to our community.


Sound interesting?  Contact us at:  ObserverCorp@lwvbrightonhowellarea.org




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What Does The LWV do in Livingston County?

The LWV assists eligible persons to register to vote, providing information and supporting Register To Vote events.

We provide voters with non-partisan information on candidate positions and issues.

We educate our members and the public on important topics. Recent forums topics  have included  Rank-Choice Voting,  the Census,  Redistricting, PFAS Contamination,  and Line 5.

LWV members observe and report on government meetings and polling locations to ensure  transparency in our government.


The LWV advocates for national and state level policies which support voter rights.

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Democracy is not a spectator sport.


The League offers opportunities to learn about and  be involved with issues important to our democracy,  and to connect with  others who may disagree politically (we need diverse perspectives)  but  value the democratic process.  

Our name honors the women who founded the League in 1919 at the advent of women's suffrage, but we welcome ALL people aged 16 and older to join us. 

It is important work.  We could do more with your help.  Learn more...?

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