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The Detroit League of Women Voters provides citizen advocacy with the goal to empower people within our communities (Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park) to voice their opinions by voting. We advocate to protect and promote voting rights of all people by providing access to accurate and understandable voting information.
Our Advocacy webpage contains information on Michigan voting rules (in person and absentee) and voting services such as VOTE411.org as well as ballot proposals in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. Read on.
For an excellent source of Michigan voting information (Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were afraid to ask): https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us
The League is a nonpartisan political organization; we endorse neither candidates nor political parties. Our mission, therefore, is to help educate the public and provide accurate information.
For a quality resource on how make decisions regarding candidates, be sure to read the League’s information on How to Judge a Candidate.
In addition, the Detroit League’s strategy for countering mis/disinformation this election cycle is to share accurate information with the publication of our voter guide on VOTE411.org (Now also in Spanish at VOTE411.org/es).
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process:
An important component of VOTE411.org is the polling place locator, which enables users to type in their address and retrieve the poll location for the voting precinct in which that address is located. The League has found that this is among the most sought after information in the immediate days leading up to, and on, Election Day.
Outlier Media, a non-profit accountability newsroom in Detroit, introduces a free voting information service for the November election. The service is free easy to access by texting the word DETVOTES to the number 73224. Reporters from Outlier, WDET, and the Detroit Free Press will follow-up with people to answer questions or direct attention to larger issues.
This service is also available in Spanish and Arabic.
The September issue of Cosmopolitan magazine features “A Complete Guide to Voting in 2020” with a special emphasis on first-time voters ⏤ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a33763528/how-to-vote-2020-first-time-voting-guide/