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.

Don't Forget: You will be selecting your party's candidate to run for Governor and Senator, in addition to US House, State House, State Senate, local government and local millages In the AUGUST 7 PRIMARY.

Information on primary election races at federal, state and local levels can be found at, which is the national LWV online voter guide. Local Ballot proposals are also included. Enter your address and click the green box titled "get personalized information" to find out what will be on your August ballot.

LWV/MCTV Candidate Forum: The candidates' forum was filmed at the MCTV studio and will be repeated on MCTV up until the Aug. 7 Primary. Two area Primary races are contested and will be featured. Annette Glenn and Carl Hamann are both running for the Republican nomination to represent the 98th district in the Michigan House of Representatives. Three candidates are running for Ward 1 City Council: Pam Hall, John Metevia and Jeremy Rodgers. Check your MCTV schedule for times. You can also watch the program on you tube, here.

Ballot Proposals Five Local millage renewal proposals will be decided by the August Primary voters. Scroll down and open "Vote 2018" below to see what else is on the August 7 Primary ballot in the Midland area. State-wide proposals will be decided by the November Election voters. The Bridge has updated information on how the state-wide ballot issues are progressing.

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 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


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.