Tomorrow—Tuesday, November 6—is Election Day! Here is a last minute checklist to help you make your vote count, and to encourage others to do the same. 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!
√ I know where my polling location is, and I’ve decided what time I will go vote. In 2008, 1.9 million voters didn’t show up to the polls simply because they didn’t know where to go. The Campaign for America’s Health Centers has launched a new text messaging service to connect registered voters with their polling location. Just text WHERE DO I VOTE or DONDE VOTO to 69866 and you will be promoted to text your home mailing address. You will then receive a text response with your polling location. Please help spread the word about this great service that is available in English and Spanish. Or you can go to Michigan.gov/vote to find your polling place.
√ Since I can’t make it to the poll on election day, I’ve requested an absentee ballot and will return it to my Michigan clerk’s office no later than 8 pm tomorrow, November 6.
√ I’m prepared to make educated decisions when casting my vote. I’ve viewed my sample ballot, understand where the candidates stand on issues important to me, and understand the six ballot proposals. Click here to read a previous MPCA blog post about voting NO on proposal 5 to prevent devastating and long-term consequences for Michigan that would harm the state’s health care system.
√ I have photo identification that I will take with me to the poll. By law, every Michigan voter must present picture ID at the polls, or sign an affidavit verifying that they do not have picture ID with them.
√ I’m ready to make my vote count!
√ I’ve reminded friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to make their vote count, too!
To Get Help Voting on Election Day
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).