The amendment for voting rights offers a common-sense
approach to safeguarding our elections & puts voters first:
- Protects the right to vote a secret ballot
- Ensures military service members overseas get their ballots in time for their votes to count
- Provides all registered voters equal access to an absentee ballot
- Allows citizens to register to vote closer to Election Day, as the majority of states do
- Provides voters with the option to vote straight party
- Automatically registers citizens to vote at the Secretary of State's office unless the citizen declines
- Creates fair rules that remove barriers and make voting more secure so we the people are heard on Election Day
If you want to get involved, please contact the League of Women Voters at LWVFlintArea@gmail.com
Select local Leagues across the state are ready to present information on the issue of Redistricting to local groups. Please contact us if your group would like a presentation, or you would like to train as a small group presenter.
For more information, contact Linda Hoff at LWVFlintArea@gmail.com
For ALL voters, the tabulators are new. These are much more technically refined and user friendly. The machines come with a privacy screen for when you are submitting your ballot for tabulation. The machine blinks green when ready, gives a wait screen while it is reading the ballot, and provides a thank you screen when it is completed. If voters overvote or undervote, it will give them the option to fix their ballot or to submit their ballot as is. To see the new equipment, click here.
For voters with special needs, there is a new TOUCH machine. This machine can change contrast, type size, read the ballot to the voter, and more. Election Inspectors are trained on the new equipment and will help anyone who wishes to use this machine. Upon completion, the TOUCH machine will print the ballot so it can be tabulated with all other votes. To see the new TOUCH voting equipment, click here.
Following are articles of importance regarding the Flint Water Crisis.
Flint Water - State of Michigan:
Expanded Pre-school Opportunities:
Help for Flint Website:
Videos of Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee (FWICC) Meetings:
Fighting LEAD Exposure with Nutrition
FEMA Update - Health & Human Services to Lead the Federal Response
Released e-mails from Governor Synder
Follow-up Letter to Governor Synder, Commissioner Curtis and Mayor Weaver
Letter to Governor Snyder on Flint Water Investigation
This is a letter from the LWVMI and LWV Flint Area, it was shared with Governor Synder, Genesee Commissioner, Jamie Curtis and Flint Mayor, Karen Weaver. It expresses concerns relative to how the water crisis response is being managed.