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The League wants to empower people to voice their opinion by voting, so we strive to provide clear, and accurate election information. Therefore, our Voter Services contains links to the most up-to-date information on voting in Wayne County and Michigan.
You can register to vote through Election Day. Watch how with this short video from the MI Secretary of State.
On Election Day polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm, and those in line by 8 pm have the right to cast their vote.
Those who are registered to vote where they live must vote at their assigned polling place. Those who are not registered to vote where they live can visit their local clerk’s office with proof of residency by 8pm on Election Day, and once registered to vote where they live can vote by absentee ballot in their clerk’s office.
Although written in September 2020 for the presidential elections, Mashable’s list of organizations working to get people to vote is still relevant. The groups highlighted in this article continue to work to ensure everyone’s vote is counted.
For a non-partisan resource designed to help Michigan voters navigate up-to-date voting laws, be sure to check out https://www.michiganvoting.org. This site also provides information in Spanish, Arabic, and Bengali.
From the Michigan Department of State, the Michigan Voter Information Center ⏤ or MVIC (pronounced “em vick”) ⏤ contains a wealth of information and resources related to voting and elections in Michigan (michigan.gov/vote or mi.gov/vote):
Be sure to watch this YouTube video on Absentee Voting (produced by Get Out The Vote and the City of Southfield, MI).
Check out this story from Detroit Free Press: Where to request and return absentee ballots in Detroit.
While VOTE411.org offers information on current election candidates and proposals, the Elected Officials Guide provides a listing of elected officials and their contact information. Volunteers for the LWV Detroit created this directory, which is updated when elected officials are replaced.
If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about what’s happening in your neighborhood or city, use this guide to find elected government officials and their contact information. Your representatives do read their mail, phone messages, and emails!
The League advocates for legislation to enable local clerks to efficiently and effectively process the significant increase in absentee ballots and to have the flexibility to accommodate changes. We are also monitoring the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to ensure equity and fairness with redistricting maps. Below is a list of our nonpartisan partners in this regard.