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There will be no Lunch and Learn in December.
Planning for the Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment and founding of the League of Women Voters Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse 411 Cedars Lane, Dexter, MI
Join in planning a year-long series of events across Washtenaw county to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. And because the League of Women Voters formed with the purpose to helping the new voters find out how to exercise their new franchise, this will be the 100th anniversary of the League as well. All who want to roll up their sleeves and participate are welcome to attend. We have invited representatives from a wide variety of area organizations who might want to partner with LWVAAA. RSVP to Nancy Schewe at email@example.com
VOTE411.org, our "What's On Your Ballot" website went live almost six weeks before the election. Visitors to the site were able to see their specific ballot and see candidate responses to League questions. Statistics for visits to VOTE411.com are:
70,177 in Washtenaw County, 5,569 in Livingston County (Brighton- Howell area), 1,608 in Lenawee County (Adrian-Tecumseh area), and 525,945 in all of Michigan (compared with 281,066 in 2016)
CANDIDATE FORUMS Energetic League members organized 8 candidate forums for U.S. Representative, State Senate and House and local contests. LWVAAA co-sponsored three forums organized by the Ypsilanti District Library for mayor, council and school board. Links to videos and podcasts of all of these were available on our website and shared via email with members and friends who were encouraged to spread the word.
Our Tecumseh and Brighton-Howell units organized their own candidate forums. Tecumseh held a forum for their school board candidates; 13 out of 14 participated. Brighton-Howell's forum for US Representative, Michigan Senate and House and Circuit Court was attended by an estimated 600+ interested folks.
BALLOT PROPOSAL PRESENTATIONS The ballot proposal presentation "What's on Your Ballot?" was repeated numerous times throughout the area at libraries and at the invitation of various groups. A video of this presentation was available 'on demand'. Taking a different approach, the Saline and Dexter High School debate teams presented Proposals 1 and 2 which were also available on video. And there were 3 radio interviews on WEMU about the three statewide proposals.
POSTER CONTEST More than 1,000 copies of the winning high school posters were put up across the county and over 100 were displayed on all the AAATA buses. These are being retrieved and will be kept for use before the next big election.
VOTER GUIDES5,600 print copies of the Michigan League's Voter Guide were distributed to county clerks' offices, libraries, coffee shops and wherever people gather.
VOTER REGISTRATION Registration campaigns continued until 30 days before the election - the deadline under the old rules. Now that Promote The Vote has passed, there will be no deadline for registering.
JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY - WHAT WAS THE TURNOUT THIS YEAR?
Washtenaw County voter turnout November 6, 2018 was 62.71%. Compare this with turnout for the last mid-term election in 2014 which was 43.81%. Turnout this time was almost as much as the 66.44% voting in the 2016 presidential election, which always sees greater turnout.
Many factors encouraged voters to go to the polls - LWVAAA helped them make an informed decision when they got there.
To learn more about LWV Tecumseh, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org Their website is under development.