League of Women Voters - Flint Area

League of Women Voters - Flint Area Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization which influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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Mission: Our Goal The goal of the League of Women Voters is to empower citizens to shape better communities at the local, state and national levels. Our members are also members of the League of Women Voters of Michigan and League of Women Voters of the United States.

Operating as usual

Together, we can work to counter mis- and disinformation.
10/26/2020
How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation

Together, we can work to counter mis- and disinformation.

Misinformation and disinformation, especially online, continue to play a huge role in the 2020 election. Learn more about the types of false information you’re likely to come across this year — and how you can help fight it.

NOW is the time to HAND DELIVER your ballot to your clerk or your municipality’s drop box. Don’t be like Toad, unless it...
10/26/2020

NOW is the time to HAND DELIVER your ballot to your clerk or your municipality’s drop box.

Don’t be like Toad, unless it’s because you like to eat bugs. 😂

With most clerk offices not open today, please either (1) drop off your ballot in a drop box, or (2) develop your plan f...
10/24/2020

With most clerk offices not open today, please either (1) drop off your ballot in a drop box, or (2) develop your plan for voting.
You can use Michigan.gov/vote to check on your status as a registered elector, or the status of your ballot. You can use the LWV VOTE411.org online voter guide to check out the people and issues that are on your ballot. HAPPY VOTING!

Counting every vote, auditing the process.Now, if we could just end disenfranchisement.
10/24/2020
Union of Concerned Scientists

Counting every vote, auditing the process.
Now, if we could just end disenfranchisement.

The polls close--then what? We may not have results right away, and that’s okay. For a fair election, states need to count every vote.

Some fact-checks to mull over if you’re one of the seemingly rare undecided voters.
10/24/2020
AP FACT CHECK: Examining claims from the last Trump-Biden debate

Some fact-checks to mull over if you’re one of the seemingly rare undecided voters.

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden sparred Thursday in their final presidential debate, hoping to sway undecided voters in the Nov. 3 election.

Sadly, partisan politics is a paramount presence in politics. The LWV works to protect voting rights from disenfranchise...
10/23/2020
Citing potential fraud, court reinstates Michigan ban on paid voter transport

Sadly, partisan politics is a paramount presence in politics. The LWV works to protect voting rights from disenfranchisement.
Unfortunately, not every battle is 'won.' Here is another twist on (paid) rides to the polls.

The court ruling is a blow to Democrats planning to hire buses to the polls, and also bars Uber and other companies from providing free rides on Election Day. Two GOP-appointed judges sided with Michigan Republicans in the case.

Changes to make voting more accessible, an increase in voters, and a huge increase in Absentee Voting has generated a fe...
10/23/2020
Michigan voting 2020: masks, guns, ID, straight ticket, what you should know

Changes to make voting more accessible, an increase in voters, and a huge increase in Absentee Voting has generated a few growing pains and a number of lawsuits. Here, The Bridge takes on some of the issues and provides the latest answers. Keep in mind, these have proven to be moving targets as they move through the judicial system.

Do you need to show ID at the polls? Wear a mask? Can I bring a gun? Vote straight ticket? You have questions. We have answers. Bridge dives into some of your concerns ahead of Election Day.

10/23/2020
10/23/2020
Michigan Secretary of State's Office

Michigan Secretary of State's Office

Skip the lines on Election Day and vote early at your clerk’s office! See where you can vote today at Michigan.gov/Vote. #VoteYourWay

10/22/2020
Returning citizens: You can vote!

Voting Rights of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals - not those currently serving a sentence. Keep in mind that laws vary from state-to-state.

Be like RBG and defend democracy and the rights of ALL citizens. All you have to do is VOTE!National Vote Early Day is S...
10/22/2020

Be like RBG and defend democracy and the rights of ALL citizens. All you have to do is VOTE!

National Vote Early Day is Saturday, Oct 24th.

However, you should ask your local clerk about their schedule for extended hours (you may need to visit in person on a weekday). Of course, clerks MUST have extended hours the weekend before the Nov 3 election - most will choose Saturday, Oct 31.

We encourage EVERY eligible voter to consider voting (early) every day between now and November 3.

Make a plan and vote.

If you need information, check out the Michigan Voter Information Center at Michigan.Gov/vote OR the LWV’s online voter guide VOTE411.org. You can even message us through FaceBook to ask questions about voting.

Young(er) people have the power to determine the election. Appropriate since you are the ones who (most) have to deal wi...
10/21/2020

Young(er) people have the power to determine the election. Appropriate since you are the ones who (most) have to deal with the consequences of the vote.

This week in election security... some wins for voters, some losses
10/21/2020
As voters cast their ballots, courts nationwide issue election security edicts

This week in election security... some wins for voters, some losses

Legal battles with election security implications raged across the country over the holiday weekend, even with early voting well underway at historic levels in many states. In no state did those two things coincide more than in Georgia. Peach State voters amassed in lines marked by reports of 10-hou...

10/21/2020

Through Nov. 2, citizens may request & complete
their ballots at their local clerk’s office.
Need to register?
Do that too! #VOTE

10/21/2020

As of Oct 20, Michigan SOS urged absentee voters to hand-deliver ballots to their local election clerk’s offices or official ballot drop boxes for the same municipality. #VOTE

10/21/2020

FYI, the MI SOS clarified that the open carry of firearms is not permitted in, or within 100 feet of, voting locations on Election Day.

10/21/2020
Applewood

#Vote #VoteWisely #UseYourVoice

Many thanks to the #RuthMottFoundation for this important piece of local history and reflections of why #VotingIsFundamental.

This year marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote. As we head into this next election, Renee and Malcolm tell us about the suffrage movement and how C.S. and Ruth Mott each supported women's suffrage -- including Ruth Mott's longstanding support of the League of Women Voters - Flint Area.

Have you made your voting plan yet?

10/20/2020

As of Oct 20th, requests for an Absentee Ballot must be made AT your local clerk’s office.
You can apply for and vote your ballot in one visit!

10/20/2020
Alpena Community College

A message from Alpena Community College...
Kudos #ACC

With the election coming up in just a few short weeks we asked a few members of ACC's campus community to tell us why voting is important to them. We've also got Geyer Balog, President of the Educated Voters of ACC, here to give you some important deadlines and information regarding registering to vote and different ways that you can vote. The deadline to register online in the State of Michigan is October 19th, but you can register at your local city or township clerk's office up through Election Day. For more information on registering to vote, tracking your ballot, seeing what's on your local ballot, and more, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

College Student Voting Guide for Michigan Voters
10/19/2020
SOS - Student Voting

College Student Voting Guide for Michigan Voters

Secretary of State - Student Voting

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel will host a virtual Get Out the Vote Rally for Michig...
10/19/2020
MI Student GOTV Rally: A Town Hall about Making Your Plan to Vote

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel will host a virtual Get Out the Vote Rally for Michigan college students this coming Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.
To register, click the link.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel invite you to a nonpartisan, virtual town hall and rally about how students can make their voice heard in the general election. This virtual event will be an opportunity to remind students of the key deadlines and voting rights infor...

Complete your ballot wisely.Also, use the non-partisan online voter guide VOTE411, to learn about your choices. #VOTE #B...
10/17/2020
Why absentee ballots get rejected, and how to make sure yours isn't

Complete your ballot wisely.
Also, use the non-partisan online voter guide VOTE411, to learn about your choices.
#VOTE #BeCounted #VOTE411

In the middle of a pandemic, a lot of voters are planning to cast their vote via absentee ballot. It's a fairly simple process ( which you can learn more

THIS is why we encourage people to have a PLAN and NOT procrastinate. Your ballot is too important to democracy.#BeCount...
10/17/2020
Michigan court stops two week absentee ballot extension

THIS is why we encourage people to have a PLAN and NOT procrastinate. Your ballot is too important to democracy.
#BeCountedBeHeard.

The Michigan appeals court has blocked a 14-day extension to accept and count absentee ballots. The court says any changes must rest with the Legislature,

With COVID on the rise, again, now is a good time to make sure you have planned your 2020 vote.  If you want to apply on...
10/17/2020

With COVID on the rise, again, now is a good time to make sure you have planned your 2020 vote. If you want to apply online for your ballot, or need to register, don’t delay your visit to michigan.gov/vote

10/16/2020
Michigan Secretary of State's Office

Michigan Secretary of State's Office

Skip the lines on Election Day and vote early at your clerk’s office! See where you can vote today at Michigan.gov/Vote. #VoteYourWay

The mouth AND the nose people... 🤗
10/16/2020

The mouth AND the nose people... 🤗

Under MDHHS's epidemic order, masks must be worn over the nose and mouth in gatherings of two or more people, including stores, offices, schools and events. Please note: Region 6, the Traverse City region, may have slightly less strict rules. Learn more at https://bit.ly/34GFzzp.

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DRIVE-THRU PRECINCT DELEGATE AFFIDAVIT NOTARIZING EVENT ON 4/30: https://www.facebook.com/192867854070362/posts/3202560763101041/
Voters Not Politicians (the Prop 2 folks) are hosting town halls throughout Michigan to inform residents about the new redistricting process and to get input on other democracy issues that the group might tackle next. Join us in Lapeer @ deAngeli Library, Sunday, April 7, 2:00 to have your voice heard
10/2018 #ActionAlert and Update on the unusually bipartisan Michigan effort to reform the electoral college via the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact! See bottom for #CallToAction. The National Popular Vote bill (SB1117, HB6323) has now been introduced in both houses of the Michigan legislature and has bipartisan support, with broad cosponsorship commitments in the senate! The only thing standing in our way is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt Township) who REFUSES to give the bill a hearing in committee despite calls from his Republican and Democratic colleagues to move the bill forward. Now is the moment when we need grassroots action to push this over the line. Let's use our energy in this moment to make real change at the root of the problem: How we elect Presidents in this country. #CallToAction: 1. Join the force at One Person One Vote Michigan where we will be coordinating our efforts 2. Find out where your state legislators stand on this bill by calling them and reporting back in the comments 3. Read more about the Michigan NPV situation at https://wwmt.com/news/state/national-popular-vote-in-michigan-speaker-leonard-says-im-i-am-100-percent-opposed 4. PM me with any questions about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact :) Thank you for reading and THANK YOU for all that you do!
Women political leaders and activists set to talk about justice and economic dignity for women kicking off International Women's Day in Flint.
Meet 13-year-old Tiara Darisaw, the teen pushing to engage her peers in politics and volunteerism in the Flint area. #RealFlint #FlintBeat