LWV encourages voter participation

With election day a few weeks away, the League of Women Voters provides voter-friendly information on candidates and issues.

VOTE411.org is a nonpartisan “one-stop-shop” for election-related materials that voters might need. VOTE411 provides voters with information about down ballot candidates and issues.

By entering a home address at VOTE411, voters can learn about offices and ballot questions they will be voting on, and compare candidate responses to LWV questions. They also can find information on the federal, state and local races.

LWV provides voters with tools before going to the polls. The website provides an online version of LWV Voter Guides circulated in public libraries, city halls and other sites.

The State Voter Guide covers state-wide races such as Supreme Court and state education boards, and the LWV Dearborn/Dearborn Heights Voter Guide covers Wayne County, state representative, and local school board races, and local ballot proposals.

“Every competitive race is important,” LWVD/DH President Betsy Cushman said. “Judges make decisions which impact your lives, so you want the most qualified district, circuit, court of appeals and state Supreme Court judicial candidates to win. Read their responses to our questions, and decide for yourself.”

“Voting is the one time when all citizens have an equal say in standing up for the issues and priorities that matter most to us and our community,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “No matter the outcome, this election will determine the future of our country and impact the lives of every single one of us.”

To access all the latest information, go to www.Vote411.org, enter an address, and follow the links to the races.