Voter Service

The League: Educating Michigan Voters

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Educating voters is one of the two basic purposes of the League of Women Voters at all three levels of the organization.  It is carried out through the Voter Services efforts listed below.

We have been busy making plans for the election season of 2020.  Here is a list of opportunities that we'd like you to consider participating in. The election of 2020 is going

to be incredibly important, and we want to involve as many League members as possible in these opportunities.




Gearing Up for the March 10th Presidential Primary in Michigan


The Presidential Primary will be held on March 10th in Michigan. Can we count on you to help get people registered and to get out information about new voting rules?


Opportunities this fall:

  • One more person to accompany us to St. Johns HS on October 22nd: two classes plus two hallway registration periods

  • 2-3 people to go to East Lansing High School (November) for a classroom presentation as well as hallway registrations


Winter/spring opportunities: (check Calendar Page or email Chair, Joanne Winkelman)

  • 12-14 high school presentations/hallway registrations

  • 10-12 senior residence centers for voter registration address changes, materials on     absentee ballots

  • Ingham County Jail voter registration drive

  • MSUVote voter registration assistance in off-campus housing for MSU students

  • Work with local clerks to help facilitate new voting rules: join voting count boards, work as poll workers

Summer 2020

  • Staffing voter registration drives at MSU’s New Student Orientation

  • Continuing work with MSU off-campus students and LCC students


We need our membership to participate in these campaigns! If any of these opportunities are of interest to you, please email me at Joanne Winkelman   I’ll add you to any campaign you wish. Stay tuned for details!

Voter Information-The League provides important

information to help citizens understand the process

of voting, including updates in election laws. 2019

was the year for municipal elections and for some local ballot proposals.


Fall 2020

​Brief article about MSUVotes and a mention of LWVLA.  See the article here!

POST-ELECTION WRAP-UP 2020 - FROM POLLS TO PROSE    MPLP & MPHS Post-Election Wrap-Up.  This event was jointly hosted by the Michigan Political History Society in partnership with the Michigan Political Leadership Program at the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University.  Please click the link below to see the video:


LWV of Michigan Statement on 2020 Election Certification


30th JUCIDIAL CIRCUIT COURT & EAST LANSING SCHOOL DISTRICT FORUMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE  Check out two recent forums hosted by the League of Women Voters - Lansing Area highlighting the race for 30th Judicial Circuit Court – Non-Incumbent and the East Lansing School Board.

  • 30th Judicial Circuit Court – Non-Incumbent Forum can be accessed at here.

  • East Lansing School Board Forum can be accessed at here.

The 2020 Voter Guides are Here!  To view them go to the Voter Guide page by clicking here.  You can also find them in printed version at most Libraries, Clerks offices, etc.

In case you missed it, this is the link to the webinar on Michigan Democracy: Safe, Accessible, and Secure featuring Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, City of Lansing Clerk Chris Swope and Delhi Township Clerk Evan Hope.  click here

Vote 411—This is the League’s on-line voter guide that provides personalized voter information.  Go to www.VOTE411.org for the full slate of candidates and the wording on  all the ballot proposals put forward by local units of government.  (available in October 2020)

Voter Registration—The League registers eligible high school students each spring in high schools throughout the tri-county area.

Candidate Forums—These opportunities for voters to hear the views of candidates are provided prior to elections in even years and also in odd years when there is a larger candidate field.

Printed Voter Guides are distributed prior to major statewide elections.

If you're interested in volunteering in any of the many Voter Services activities, click here.