WCDP Election Resources

Organizing for 2022 and beyond…

Volunteer (Ed) with Gov Whitmer, Debbie Dingell, Donna Lasinsky

All About Promote the Vote– and Why It’s Essential We Pass It

Promote the Vote is a state Constitutional amendment backed by the League of Women Voters, the ACLU, the NAACP, and other leading national nonpartisan organizations. Promote the Vote would cement our voting rights victories by guaranteeing:

  • Nine days of early, in-person voting
  • At least one ballot drop box for every 15,000 registered voters
  • Absentee ballots mailed upon request, with prepaid return postage
  • Rigorous voter identification
  • The ability to track your absentee ballot online
  • Only certified election officials will be able conduct election audits

To get Promote the Vote on the November ballot, we need 425,059 petition signatures by JUNE 30.

If we don’t, we’re on track to get Secure MI Vote, with just about the opposite all down the line. Secure MI Vote would feed the Big Lie – that the election was not legitimate, and that Democrats are not legitimate.

August 2 Primary Election

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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.

Voting absentee means giving yourself the choice of how and when to vote, including by mail. Request your Absentee ballot, and you can:

  • vote in person at your clerk’s office
  • leave your ballot in a 24 hour drop box
  • mail your ballot back
  • even 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.

Joining the Permanent Absentee Voter list means you automatically get an application to vote absentee in all future elections.

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
  • At any state agency that provides public assistance or services to people with disabilities
  • 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.

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!

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.

If you would like to automatically receive an application to vote absentee in all future elections, you can ask to be placed on the Permanent Absentee Voter list using this online form. Additional information about absentee voting in Washtenaw County can be found here.

Grassroots Organizing– from 2 hours on up!

Precinct Organizing Committee

While there are many year-round volunteer opportunities with the WCDP, helping out with elections is an essential part of what we do. Election-specific volunteer work is 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 canvassing, phone banking, poll greeting, and distributing the famous Washtenaw County Voter Guide.

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

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!

 

young people talking

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Join the WCDP Precinct Organizing Committee’s Facebook Group for updates on our calendar and action. .

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Volunteer for Democracy– we have a wide range of volunteer “jobs” that are waiting for your talents! From office staffing to logistics, from event planning to communications, we have a place for you.