Election Day – Tuesday, November 6 – is just two weeks away. Make your vote count – the future for your family and your community depends on YOU. Your vote will impact access to quality health care, education, jobs, the safety of communities, and so much more!
Voting at the Polls
Polls will be open in Michigan from 7 am until 8 pm. Go to Michigan.gov/vote to find your polling location (under “search for voter information by name” type your information for the address of your polling location and a map.) Or you can text WHERE DO I VOTE to 69866.
Voting by Absentee Ballot
If you won’t be able to make it to the polls on November 6, you may vote by absentee ballot. (Michigan registered voters may obtain an absentee ballot for one of six different reasons.) The deadline to request an absentee ballot from your clerk is no later than 2 pm on Saturday, November 3. Click here for information on requesting and voting by an absentee ballot.
To Get Help Voting on Election Day or by Absentee Ballot
To get help, call your local clerk or one of these national help lines: 1.866.OUR.VOTE (687.8683) or 1.888.ve.y.vota (839.8682).
What’s On the Ballot
Go to Michigan.gov/vote to see your sample ballot (under “search for voter information by name” type your information and then click “View My Sample Ballot”.)
Not sure where candidates stand on health care, education, jobs, and other issues that are important to you? The League for Women Voters of Michigan has compiled nonpartisan voter guides – one on U.S. races, and one on statewide races.
In addition to voting for candidates, you will have the opportunity to vote on six ballot proposals in Michigan. Click here to read an analysis of each ballot proposal by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. Michigan Primary Care Association strongly opposes Proposal 5 – the so-called two-thirds amendment – which would make it nearly impossible for Michigan to pass a balanced budget. It would mean fewer residents have a say in what happens in Michigan, and it would have devastating consequences, such as more cuts to essential public services that protect the well-being and safety of our families – like health care, education, roads, and public safety. Learn more about why Proposal 5 is bad public policy at http://defendmidemocracy.com/.
Remember, your voice does make a difference. Please vote and encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to vote, too. There’s a lot at stake!