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.
Ballot Proposals

August 7 - Local proposals will be decided by the August Primary voters. There are five local millage renewal proposals on the ballot.

Two of those proposals will be discussed at a program June 22 at Trailside Center at 11:45 a.m., sponsored by the Midland LWV and Trailside senior activity center.

Michael Sharrow, Midland Public Schools superintendant will discuss the MCESA renewal millage proposal; Charles Schwedler, Senior Services executive director will discuss the Senior Services renewal millage proposal. To register for the program, call 633-3700 by 9 a.m. on the day of the program. Please be sure to specify if registering for the program only or the program and lunch. Attendees planning to have lunch need to arrive by 11:30am at Trailside. Space is limited in the room, so please call ahead to reserve a spot. Lunches are by suggested donation to those over 60, or $6 for those under 60, payable at the door.

note: Click "Vote 2018" below to see what else will be on the August 7 Primary ballot in the Midland area.

November 6- State-wide proposals will be decided by the November election voters. The Bridge has updated information on how those ballot issues are progressing.

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

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

Promote the Vote!
To participate in Promote the Vote signature gathering or to look for events where we are gathering signatures, go to Promote the Vote!, scroll down, and click on Join the Movement.

The Michigan League of Women Voters supports and is circulating petitions for a constitutional amendment, Promote the Vote to provide election reform. The LWVMI web page also has information pertinent to the League's role in this effort.

Are you Registered to Vote?

It's not hard. Go to 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 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.