July 9, 2018 Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register for August primary!

August 4, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline – By Mail: Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for the August primary by mail submit absent voter ballot applications By 2:00 p.m.

Click on the link below to register to vote (takes less than 2 minutes!), get your absentee ballot, find your polling place and check your registration status. If you need assistance, please call us at 231-722-0088.

Reasons to Register and Vote

There are as many reasons to vote as there are voters. For this nonprofit

Our nonprofit depends on support from the city or state to maintain our funding and services. Elected officials respond to neighborhoods and communities where more people are registered to vote and vote.

For your community

Neighborhoods and communities that vote get more attention from candidates and office holders. They are less likely to visit and listen to communities that don’t participate in elections.

For our kids and youth

People under 18 can’t vote. Our children or youth depend on us to represent their voices too! When we vote, we are looking out for our kids, and their futures. Vote for their future as well as yours.

For neighbors not yet citizens

Many in this community are not citizens. They can’t vote. They need you/us to vote for them.

To make your voice heard on an issue or candidate (Don’t let others decide for you)

Every vote does count!

Remember: there is power in numbers. When we vote and get our family members to vote, we can impact outcomes and change the debate.

  1. Many elections are decided by less than 100 votes.
  2. You send a message by what candidate or party you vote for. Even if your candidate doesn’t win, the number of votes they do get impacts what’s decided by government.
  3. Just how close the vote is changes who might run and win the next time.

Don’t let others decide for you

If you don’t vote, you’re letting others decide who wins and what issues matter. Today’s non-voters actually favor government and social services (like access to health care, spending on education, income inequality or public safety) at a much higher rate than people who vote regularly.

Send a message. Register to vote for change

More people voting can send the message that we want new policies and more attention to this neighborhood.

Honor our history and the right to vote!

Voting is one of our most important right as citizens. As long as this country has existed, communities like ours have had to fight for the right to vote. There are still people today who don’t want some people to vote. It’s our turn to stand up and vote to preserve this right the honor of those who went before us.