Voter Education

Photo of LWV Detroit Board Members at the LWVUS National Convention

Under normal circumstances we would provide voter education with face-to-face meetings and events. The pandemic, however, has forced us to provide virtual voter information online; an example of such is the YouTube video link on Absentee Voting (produced by Get Out The Vote and the City of Southfield, MI). Refer to our Advocacy webpage for relevant information on detecting mis/disinformation.

For voter education regarding our candidate forums and candidate information, refer to our Virtual Presentations webpage and Candidate Forums webpage.

VerifyIt Online Game

VERIFYIT! is a free online educational game offering practice in examining news articles, current questions about voting, and facts about our government. Explore VerifyIt! at  https://verifyit.buzz

Misunderstanding voting rules and online misinformation/disinformation makes it particularly difficult for young and first time voters. The League’s inability to speak with them and interact directly during the pandemic has created a real challenge for the our youth outreach programs. 

The League of Women Voters of Alameda (https://www.lwvalameda.org) has addressed this challenge with the development of an online game to meet young voters in their online learning environment. 

LWV of Alameda is making this game available to sister leagues to support League efforts to educate and motivate young people to participate in their democracy.

Explore VerifyIt! at https://verifyit.buzz  

Why Voter Education Matters

The leaders we elect make decisions that affect our daily lives. Elections are our chance to stand up for what matters most to us and to have an impact on the issues that affect us, our communities, our families, and our future.

CitizenDetroit Candidate Forum in Partnership with LWV Detroit

What We Do

We host candidate debates and forums in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. We also provide straightforward, nonpartisan information about candidates and ballot issues. Through printed voter guides and online resources such as our flagship online voter guide, VOTE411.org, we equip voters with essential information about the election process in Michigan, including polling place hours and locations, ballot information, early or absentee voting rules, voter registration deadlines, ID requirements, and so much more.