Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Check this site often through the November 6 general election. We will include updated election information as soon as we receive it.

Midland Public School Board Candidates: five people are running for the three open seats. A school board forum will be held Tuesday Sept. 25 sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Midland chapter of the American Association of University Women. Click on CALENDAR and VOTE 2018 for more information.

Meet Your New Voting Machines - video with John Keefer and Katherine Redwine demonstrating new voting equipment.

Do you live in Midland County and would like to vote by absentee ballot? It's not hard. You can request an absentee ballot from your city, township or county clerk's office. To vote absentee ballot you must be one of the following: 1) over 60 years old, 2) unable to vote without assistance, 3) expecting to be out of town, 4) in jail, 5) unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons, 6) appointed to work as an election inspector outside of your own precinct. For more information, go to the Midland County website.

Are you Registered to Vote for the November election? It's easy. Go to Michigan.gov/vote and click on "Register to Vote" to see steps in registering to vote and for registration applications.

You can also register to vote at any Secretary of State office, your county clerk's office, city or township clerk's office. Full information for Midland County voters may be found at: the Midland County website. Click on "Residents". Then click on "Voter Registration".

Our League celebrates LIFE MEMBERS - at the Annual Meeting on May 16, 2018, six local members were honored as LIFE MEMBERS. Life Members have been members of the League for 50 years. These six women are among the founding members of the LWV of the Midland Area.

Photo of Life Members of LWV of the Midland Area
(back row) Fran Hamburg, Maureen Phillepich, Barbara McGregor, (front row) Evelyn Lipowitz, Lucille Bicknell, Julie Schmidt

Dedication

Our original website was created in 1998 with gifts made in memory of Mary Dee Rieke, a founding member of the LWV of the Midland Area, our second president, and an active participant in League throughout her life. We remember her with gratitude.