A message from the League of Women Voters Dearborn/Dearborn Heights:
The League of Women Voters Dearborn/Dearborn Heights and ACCESS are planning of our annual traditional spring visits to our partnering high schools. Our mission is to get all eligible high school seniors registered to vote. We’ve proudly been co-leading this program since 2012. During that time we have registered close to 6,000 students!
This year especially is an exciting year for many reasons. The State of Michigan now has online registration. All you need is your Michigan driver’s license number or a Michigan State ID number along with the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. For more information about this new voting law and more, visit www.MI.gov/vote
Another reason this is an exciting year is that the League of Women Voters is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The organization was founded in 1920, the year women were granted the right to vote. The League of Women Voters was formed to educate and inform all voters to use their vote wisely. LWV is nonpartisan. Furthermore, we and have a great website for referencing elections, ballots, poll locations, issues, and candidates at www.VOTE411.org. Make sure you check it out.
ACCESS, our partner, is a community nonprofit that offers social, economic, health and education services to a diverse population. It is the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the United States. This partnership with our Youth Voter Registration program has been instrumental to the success of the program.
As the election nears we send reminders of students about voting, via our “pledge to vote postcards.” Our volunteers collect those pledges during the registration process. People who make the pledge to vote are more likely to do so.
Voter turnout has been growing, and we want our students to lead the way!