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. Click Calendar and and Vote 2018! below for detailed information.

Election Forums are coming up: The public is invited to all three forums.

The Midland Public School Board candidates' forum will be held Tues. Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Midland Public Schools Administration Building in the Board Room. It will be broadcast live & will be rebroadcast several times on the MCTV school board station (Charter 190 / Att 99) up until Election Day.

The main candidates' forum will be held Mon. Oct. 1 in the City Council chambers at City Hall. It will feature candidates for the 36th Michigan State Senate district and two contested Midland county commissioner seats. This forum will be broadcast live on MCTV (Charter 191 / ATT 99) and on YouTube. It will also be rebroadcast, and will be available online.

The forum for candidates for the 98th Michigan State House district will be Tue. Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the MCTV studio in the lower floor of the Grace A. Dow Library. This forum will be broadcast live on MCTV (Charter 191 / ATT 99) and on YouTube. It will also be rebroadcast, and will be available online.

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". The last day to register to vote for the November election is Tues. Oct. 9.


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.