Wed, Jan 29
The Annex (building behind the GP Unitarian Church)
17150 Maumee Ave
Instead of Chinese food, this year will include an Italian menu from The Pepperoni Grille.
$15/person includes dinner of spaghetti, pizza, salad, rolls, soft drinks.
Please RSVP. You can print out the RSVP form here, and remember to enclose your check.
DEADLINE for RSVP's is January 25
Send checks made out to LWVGP to
Vicki Granger, 2073 Norwood, GP Woods, MI 48236
Need a ride? League Taxi Service available! Contact Jan Wells at 313.884.9604 and don't miss the fun!
Please note: While a voter must select a specific party ballot, there is no political party registration in Michigan's voter registration system.
The three ballot types to choose from are:
1) Republican Party Presidential Primary Ballot;
2) Democratic Party Presidential Primary Ballot; or
3) Ballot without a Presidential Primary (LOCAL ISSUES ONLY).
The form also features the option to join the Permanent Absentee Voter List for future elections.
To learn more about Michigan's Closed Presidential Primary Election click here.
From the GPPSS administration: "There are 16 candidates who have applied to fill this vacancy by BOE appointment. There will be two sessions (8 candidates a piece): one starting at 6 p.m., one at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. This will be taped and televised, but not livestreamed so those candidates in the second session do not have an advantage over those in the first session.
The League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe will be moderating.
The administration is providing a copy of the candidates' applications online. Read them here
Check back Thursday evening, the LWVGP hopes to post a link to the interviews as soon as it receives it.
The Board of Education will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., January 17, (in Brownell's MPR) to appoint a new trustee. That trustee will begin with the regular board meeting January 27. For additional information click here
Or reach the tool by going to www.Michigan.gov/Vote and selecting the "Register to Vote" option located on the left panel of the page.
Residents across the state can take advantage of this convenient way of registering to vote. Current voters can easily change their address using this website.
Registering to vote has never been easier and can be accomplished by navigating five easy screens:
1) Welcome screen 2) Qualifications 3) Personal information 4) Address 5) Congratulations screen with receipt option
To use this convenient website, visitors must currently have a Michigan Driver's License or Personal Identification Card and qualify to vote in the state of Michigan (i.e., citizen, age, residency).
New registrations and changes of addresses will be passed to the Qualified Voter File (QVF) in real time!
- December 3, 2019
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced at a press conference that the application process is now open for Michigan's Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Applications are now available online and can be found at www.redistrictingmichigan.org.
The League of Women Voters of Michigan is pleased the Citizens Redistricting Commission is moving forward for the 2022 election. We have worked hard for fair districts and we are excited that the end of Michigan's severely gerrymandered districts is now in sight.
According to the Secretary of State "all applications must be printed and notarized before being returned to the Michigan Department of State by June 1, 2020."
Additional fliers explaining the timeline & process for joining the commission that'll draw Michigan's political district lines are:
One-third of those registering on Election Day were 18-21 years old and more than half were 30 years old or younger. In addition, 314 people aged 60 or older registered and voted during the 14-day timeframe.
With additional education and awareness about the new law, these numbers should only increase for the 2020 election.
Members are encouraged to attend and bring their spouse, significant other, or even a good friend!
The cost is $5 per person, payable at the door. That helps cover the cost of paper goods and soft drinks.
Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert type dish.
If you care for some wine or beer, BYOB.
Please refer to your directory for the address.
Be sure to attend, and bring a friend. This presentation is at the core of what LWV stands for - fairness in voting!
Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and the Census
Thurs, Nov 21
Wayne County Community College
19305 Vernier Rd
Harper Woods, MI 48225
(Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center)
Voters need simple, helpful tools to navigate the voting process & election day, and Vote411.org is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource.
To build your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides and information on polling place, voting hours, and tips about voting in Michigan.
For more information go to SOS Michigan Voter Information Center
Sign up for these upcoming DEI webinars:
For additional information, go to DEI webinars and resources
To check out past Voter newsletters, click here