Democracy Drumbeat: Our August Recap

Democracy Drumbeat: Our August Recap

Author’s Note 

T-minus 3 weeks until we celebrate National Voter Registration Day! On September 19 2023, organizations across the nation will join a coordinated effort to register eligible voters in preparation for Election Day! 

Check out our recap below to find out more about Michigan’s voter registration, becoming a poll worker, and getting ready for Election Day!

Our August Democracy Recap: Democracy For All Team Updates 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us

Team DFA cordially invites you to Michigan LCV’s Hispanic Heritage Month event: Climate Conscious Conversations

This celebration will feature a short program with West Michigan climate leaders, a networking reception with food and drinks, and a live performance by BachaPopi. Join us on Friday, September 15th at Linc Up in Grand Rapids.  

This event is free and open to the public. 

[RSVP today!]

Elections Update 

Check your Voter Registration 

Make sure you’re ready to #VOTE. MI.Gov/Vote serves as the one-stop site for helpful information about where to find your clerk, polling place, and sample ballots! 

Use the site to check your:

  • Registration Status
  • Polling place location and hours
  • View a sample ballot
  • Track an absentee ballot, and more!

Register to Vote 

Are you a first time voter in Michigan? To register to vote in Michigan, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 17.5 years old (18 years old when you vote)
  • A Michigan resident for at least 30 days
  • Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison

Registering is easy as 1-2-3! One way to register is through the Michigan Online Voter Registration System. You need to have a valid Michigan driver’s license or state ID for this site.

Other ways to Register

You can register to vote up to and on Election Day. You just need proof of residency after the 15th day out of an Election and can’t do it online anymore. Other methods of registration include: 

  • Downloading a voter registration application then mailing or dropping off the form to your city/township clerk
  • Your local Secretary of State branch office 
  • Your local county, city, or township clerk’s office
  • Military recruitment centers
  • Voter registration drives

Become a Poll Worker 

Michigan needs more election inspectors! 

Democracy MVP is the state of Michigan’s award-winning, non-partisan poll worker recruitment program. 

An easy way to get involved is to sign up with Democracy MVP to get trained, get paid, and help your community run smooth and secure elections!

Democracy Legislation Update

Proposal 2 Update 

Governor Whitmer signed a broad package of bills related to Proposal 22-2, better known as Prop 2. Last election cycle, voters supported this ballot proposal that will make voting easier, safer, and ensure the constitutional right to vote is available to all Michigan citizens.

Know Your Voting Rights 

We know that understanding policy and legislation can be a bit tricky, but team DFA is here to break down our voting rights for you. 

Now available is our Prop 2 Guide for partners and community. 

Feel free to share our Know Your Voting Rights guide that is available in English and Spanish

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