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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters supports PROMOTE the VOTE, the statewide campaign to make voting more accessible for all Americans and to pass a Voting Rights Amendment to the Michigan Constitution. For more information go to or to the LWVMI website.


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- August 7, 2018, Statewide Primary.

Make YOUR Voice Heard in Michigan's Primary Election
Tuesday, August 7, 2018--Polls Open 7 AM - 8 PM

Michigan citizens have the opportunity to select candidates for national, state and local offices in the Tuesday primary. Historically, less than 20 percent of eligible voters have cast primary ballots--make your vote count!

Do you have a plan for voting?

What do you need to know about voting in a primary? Voters are reminded that they can only cast votes for candidates in one party in a primary election. Voting for candidates from more than one party invalidates the partisan section of the ballot. Be sure to look for the non-partisan and proposal sections.

Do you have a problem getting to the polls? Voters who qualify may cast an absentee ballot: if you are over age 60, physically unable, going to be absent from the community, working as an election inspector, in jail awaiting arraignment or trial, unable for religious reasons. Absentee ballots can be obtained from your local clerk up until 4 PM on the Monday before the election and they must be received by the clerk by 8 PM on Election Day.

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