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General Interest - Voting

General Interest Videos

Ready to VOTE

This recorded powerpoint presentation helping you learn more about getting registered to vote, the importance of a state-issued identification, get prepared to vote - including the types of elections, the voting process, and voting rights.

Ready to Vote

Current Voting Laws, Influence, and Your Vote

This recorded powerpoint presentation aimed at helping people understand current laws as they relate to voting (in Michigan)

Current Voting Laws and Influence

Historical Perspectives on Voting in the U.S.

This recorded powerpoint presentation aimed at providing some perspective and examples of challenges to fair access to voting in the U.S.

Historical Perspectives on Voting

History of VOTING - From Rock the Vote

This 3 minute video (2012) will help give you perspective on why your vote is important and what people did so you have that right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7r5aG_B0Y&feature=player_embedded

How WE Choose our President

Published on Jan 14, 2016 This nonpartisan video was produced in collaboration with students at the Otis College of Art and Design and their creative partner Imaginary Forces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojELcKHdwvA

Redistricting in Michigan - What is it? and Why is it Problematic?

This video gives an overview of the Redistricting process in Michigan.

The video discusses how the previous practice allowed legislators to select their voters, how it undermined the democratic process of popular vote, and what could be done.

The League of Women Voters, in collaboration with many other groups, conducted years of educational presentations to the public prior to the 2018 vote to end Gerrymandering. We are pleased the public understood enough about the process to vote for a solution in Prop 2 and look forward to a more voter-centric outcome in the 2021 process.

Additionally, the LWV of Michigan was a primary litigant in the lawsuit against Michigan's Secretary of State office for what a federal panel agreed (in 2019) was unlawful Gerrymandering of Michigan's political districts. Unfair manipulation led to the diminishment of the people's representative voice in governance.