Our votes have never been more important.
Our recommendations for voting this year:
1. 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. Starting no later than September 24th, 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 office.
2. Vote early. You can vote anytime between September 25 and November 3. The earlier you vote, the easier you make the jobs of election and postal service workers. Directions for voting early are here, and directions for making sure your absentee vote counts are here.
Election Day Countdown
Navigate this page here.
Information and materials for volunteers, organizers, and voters wanting to help in the 2020 election.
Find leaders in your neighborhood who are developing localized, targeted strategies to get out the vote.
Voter Action Updates
- Voter Registration Checkup – Click here to make sure you – and everyone you know – are registered to vote. Remember: You can register AND VOTE at your clerk’s office up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.
- Absentee Ballot Application – There’s no downside. You can get everything you need to vote absentee at mi.gov/vote or at your local clerk’s office. Learn how to make sure your absentee vote is counted.
- Local Clerk and Drop Boxes – Use this interactive PDF to find your local clerk’s office and locations for ballot drop boxes.
- MI Dems Voter Protection Team – Read about, sign up, and encourage others to join MI’s Voter Protection team.
- Become a Poll Worker – Click here for information on how to become a poll worker and encourage others to do the same.
- Campaign Materials – Learn how to get yard signs, buttons, and more!
- Endorsed Candidates – View a list of candidates endorsed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party
Organizing in Your Neighborhood
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!
To connect with your local WCDP organizer, sign up to volunteer here:
The Precinct Organizing Committee
Our mission for 2020 and beyond is to swing the state of Michigan and the U.S. blue by getting all Washtenaw Democrats to vote! You can help in many ways. We need volunteers to staff the office (even now, during hours limited by Covid-19), do mailings and data entry, organize in your neighborhood, write or help with graphics, and more.
The POC helped boost turnout in 2018 with our WCDP Voter Guide – which included introductions to local candidates for small but important positions, as well as major candidate profiles. We organized distribution of 80,000 copies by making sure it was mailed to as many of our rural areas as possible and delivered copies directly in our town precincts. In 2020, we’ll be distributing Voter Guides to nearly 120,000 voters, and could definitely use your help!
Have you ever gotten to a position on the ballot and thought something like, “I should have made notes”? We also created a poll greeter’s card, with our recommendations for crucial judgeships and other less-known positions, for you to carry with you to the polls and – if you want to volunteer – to help us distribute them in shifts at the polls on Election Day.
If you’re interested in helping with voter turnout in 2020, please let us know through washtenawdems.org/volunteer.
Photo: Ericka Terry