Register to Vote!
Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:22pm by samanthar
Did you know September 22 is National Voter Registration Day? It’s a day to celebrate our democracy, and make sure your voice will be counted in the November 3 election. It’s easy to register or check that you are registered at your current address. All you need is a Michigan driver’s license or state ID, and you can register or update your registration online by following the steps here: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Home/RegisterToVote/#video
It’s never too late to get registered to vote - You can register at any time up to 8 pm on Election Day at your county or city clerk’s office!
Not sure if you are registered? Check your registration status here: https://www.vote411.org/check-registration
Are you a first time voter? Check out Vote411’s checklist so you can be voter ready! https://www.vote411.org/first-time-voter-checklist
The Michigan Voter Information Center website is a great tool for voters:
Simply enter your information, and you will be shown your registration status, polling location, and a sample ballot. If you are voting by mail, this site will tell you when your absentee ballot was mailed out, and the status if it was received.
Vote411 is a site that provides candidate and proposal information, so you can make informed decisions with your vote. Input your address into the Voter Guide, and you will see a list of all the races and proposals on your ballot. Select one of the races, and there will be the list of candidates running. You can read about each candidate, and select multiple ones to compare side by side. You can choose your candidates and save your sample ballot, so when you go to vote you have already decided!
Interested in reading more about voting in America? Checkout these books for adults from the AADL collection: Adult Voting Books
Want to talk with your child about the importance of voting and the voting process? Here are some great materials to start the conversation: Voting and Democracy