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League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe

Empowering voters.  Defending democracy.

Serving the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods communities since 1950


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THE PRIMARY IS FEBRUARY 27.

MAKE YOUR PLAN TO VOTE NOW

Starting Saturday, February 17, every registered Michigander has the right to vote early at an early voting site for the first time in Michigan’s history.

Early voting sites must be open from Saturday, February 17 through Sunday, February 25 for at least eight hours a day.
Voting at an early voting site will feel similar to voting at a polling place on Election Day. Voters will check in, receive their ballot, fill it out and place it into a tabulator. Now voters can cast their ballot on their own schedule!

Check out the graphic for the early voting sites and times for the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. If you have questions, please contact your local clerk or go to mi.gov/vote.

We hope you will take advantage of this new opportunity.  VOTE!

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VOTING ASSISTANCE 

What help do you need?  How to register?  How to vote before Election Day?  How to get a ballot by mail (now and in the future)?  Check out these videos from MichiganVoting.org

Do you need personal assistance with a voting concern?  Call the State of Michigan Election Protection Hotline:  866-OUR-VOTE for help.

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IT’S NEW FOR 2024

YOUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BROCHURE

It’s ready now.  Click above for a download today.

League members who want to help bundle them and deliver them to City Halls, schools and churches in Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods should go to the Upcoming Membership Events webpage for details on how you can help.

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VOTE411 IS READY NOW

LWVGP Vote411.org Yard Sign

Be an informed voter for the February 27 Presidential Primary.  Go to Vote411.orgfor voting information customized for YOUR address.  You will vote just one party in the primary.  Early voting starts February 17 at your City Hall.  Be ready to vote.

Enjoy our new LWV Public Service Announcement about the issues that matter when you vote this year.  LWV members care about the issues.

#WhatYouVote411

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MICRC – PART TWO

MICRC Mapping Meetings, January 16-February 1, 2024

LWVGP worked hard on this issue, first to get the proposal on the ballot, then to let the public know the details of what they approved.  The Commission has been resurrected and has scheduled three weeks of meetings to draw draft House maps in response to the court ruling.  The background is on our own blogpost page.  The schedule of meetings is posted on the MICRC website, michigan.gov/MICRC.

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MEMBER ALERT!

VOTER REGISRATION, EDUCATION, AND ACTION  MEETING

The first follow up to our February 13, 2024 – Position Review and Planning meeting will develop our brainstorming ideas and begin to turn them into action.  Contact Dawn Drodz or Marge Freundl if you want to be part of our efforts to promote democracy in 2024.

  • WHEN:  Wednesday, March 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: TBD

Details are on the Upcoming Membership Events page.

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LWV logo Advocacy Update

LWVMI has been lobbying and monitoring bills about:

  • Firearms Safety
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Freedom to Read

Our Advocacy Blog has details.


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The League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe, in partnership with the LWV Detroit and the War Memorial presented:

From Darkness to Light:

How Michigan’s “Sunshine Laws” Impact Your Civil Liberties.

Our thanks to our Panelists:
  • Christine MacDonald, Investigative Editor, Detroit Free Press
  • Ralph C. Simpson, Attorney and Freedom of Information Act expert
  • Gouri Sashital, Attorney with Keller Thoma and OMA expert

Click here for the recorded video.

The video recording from the November Know Your Voting Rights town hall is now posted on our YouTube channel.

 

Click here for more information about recent legislative changes:

  • Drop Boxes
  • Early Voting
  • Ballot Tracking
  • Permanent Mail Ballot List.

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VOTE411.ORG  Your one-stop shop for election information

Watch for information about the Presidential Primary February 27, 2024.

 

 

 

 

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MICHIGAN ELECTION CALENDAR 2024

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

The League of Women Voters, in both its values and practices, affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and inclusion. LWV recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision-making, and subscribes to the belief that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the values it upholds. Inclusiveness enhances the organization’s ability to respond more effectively to changing conditions and needs, and therefore, LWV will in both principles and practices promote the inclusion in participation in any activity of LWV all persons whatever their gender, race, socio-economic status, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. We call that working from a DEI LensRead the League’s policies that define its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by clicking here