WCDP Election Resources 

Organizing for 2020 and beyond…

Sign up to vote absentee.

Signing up to vote absentee means giving yourself the widest possible range of choices in how and when to vote, including by mail. You can vote in person at your clerk’s office where you will also find a 24 hour drop box if you don’t want to mail your ballot back. Even if you sign up to vote absentee, you can still vote at your polling place on election day. Sign up at Michigan.gov/Vote or in person at your city/township clerk’s officeVoting absentee is perfectly safe. You’ll find excellent, bipartisan information about voting absentee here.

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Action Updates

Information and materials for volunteers, organizers, and voters wanting to help in the upcoming election.

Voter Information

From voter registration to polling locations, this section has everything Washtenaw residence need make sure their ballots are cast.

Grassroots Organizing

A brief summary of the WCDP’s election efforts for new and interested volunteers including a description of the Precinct Organizing Committee.

Action Updates (2020 Election)

Election Protection Hotline

Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE if you have any questions about the election. You can also visit their website for more information and additional language options.

Local Candidates Guide

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Augusta, Chelsea, and Dexter.

Local Candidates Guide

Lyndon, Manchester, Northfield, Pittsfield, and Saline

Local Candidates Guide

Scio, Superior, Sylvan, Webster, and Ypsilanti

Voter Information

How do I register?

US Citizens at least 18 years of age who are residents of Michigan can register to vote in any of the following locations up to and including the day of the election:

  • Local city, county, or township clerk’s office
  • Secretary of State branch office
  • Family Independence Agency
  • Department of Community Health
  • You can also register to vote when you renew your driver’s license.

You can register to vote online here or fill out this printable registration form here. For more information, visit the county voter website.

How do I get an absentee ballot?

Eligible voters may request an absentee ballot for any reason at all. It is still wise to apply 1-2 months prior to the election. You can get everything you need to vote absentee at Michigan.gov/vote or at your local clerk’s office.

Checkup for registered voters.

Visit Michigan.gov/vote to:

  •  View your sample ballot.
  •  Find out if you are registered to vote.
  •  Find your voting location.
  •  Track your absentee ballot.
  •  And much more!

Local Clerk and Drop Boxes

Use this interactive PDF to find your local clerk’s office and locations for ballot drop boxes.

Grassroots Organizing

Precinct Organizing Committee

While there are many year-round volunteer opportunities with the WCDP, helping out with elections is an entirely different beast. Election-specific volunteer work is carefully coordinated by the Precinct Organizing Committee. From that committee’s initial planning to election day, volunteers work with other standing committees on election-specific tasks, coordinate get-out-the-vote efforts with their area captains or precinct delegates, and/or sign up for specific tasks like canvasing, phone banking, poll greeting, and distributing the famous Washtenaw County Voter Guide.

To connect with your local WCDP organizer, sign up to volunteer here:

Join us on Facebook

Click here to join the WCDP Precinct Organizing Committee’s Facebook Group.

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Precinct Delegates and Area Captains

There are a number of local leaders organizing in your neighborhood. They are there to

  • talk with and listen to voters
  • share concerns at county level committee meetings
  • share action opportunities with your precinct
  • explain current election issues and deadlines
  • recruit more precinct volunteers
  • keep democracy alive!

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