The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.
Here are links to a video slideshows of the program:
"Video 1 provides Historical Reflections"
"Video 2 provides material from the 1900's to the Present"
"Video 3 provides information on What People Need to Know to Vote (in Michigan)"
As always, if you have questions on voting, contact your local clerk, the county clerk's office, the Michigan Secretary of State, or your local League of Women Voters.
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.
If interested in participating, please contact Linda Hoff at LWVFlintArea@gmail.com. Your name will be added to a list of potential volunteers. Training will be provided as needed.
Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.
It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.