Thursday, October 30, 2008

Transportation to the polls available!

Do you know how your constituents are getting to the polls?

Michigan 2-1-1 has partnered with the Michigan Nonprofit Association, of which LWVMI is a member, to provide information about free and low-cost rides to voting sites. We at Michigan Participation Project surveyed transportation authorities and nonprofits throughout the state to identify free rides for voters. There are available in some areas, but not all. In areas where free rides aren't offered, the 2-1-1 operators can direct folks to other low-cost transportation through their normal protocol.

It's easy - if you are serviced by a regional 2-1-1 call center, that's all folks need to dial. (You can pick up the phone and check yourself, or take a look at the attached coverage map.) If you don't have local 2-1-1 service you can call the statewide toll-free number for assistance: 1-800-552-1183.

Help us spread the word - make sure voters know about all the resources available to get them to the polls. The last thing we want to hear on November 5 is, "I wanted to vote, but I couldn't find a ride."

The Michigan Participation Project (MPP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit initiative dedicated to expanding the role of Michigan's 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in voting and elections. We provide training, materials and other resources designed to help nonprofits integrate voter registration, voter education and voter mobilization work into their ongoing activities. Visit today!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

17th District State Rep Forum - Watch NOW

17th District for the Michigan Legislature includes Redford, parts of Livonia and Dearborn Heights

Sunday, October 26, 2008

17th District State Rep Forum - TV times

WDHT is airing the forum at 11 am & 5 pm daily on  your local channel.  Candidates Andy Dillon and Sandra Eggers answered questions prepared by the audience and LWVDDH members.


If you would like to present the forum to your group, request a DVD by email :

Website viewing available soon...stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Statewide Voter Guide Online!

LWVMI published a 28 page Voter Guide!
Go to for access to the 2 part voter guide online, and other helpful pages, such as 'How to Choose a Judge'

This Non-partisan Voter Guide includes Congressional District Maps,Voter Information, Ballot Proposals and
Candidate Responses for the following:
U.S. Senator
U.S. Representatives
State Board of Education
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
Wayne State University
State Supreme Court
Court of Appeals

Monday, October 13, 2008

17th Dist State Rep Candidate Forum Pics

Candidates Andy Dillon and Sandra Eggers
at the Dearborn Heights City Council Chambers.

Mona Hammoud, President of LWVDDH
with some of the Voter Service Committee:
Judy Carty, Betsy Cushman, and Judy Patrick.

Jenni Dunn, Chris Sullivan, Mona Hammoud

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Dearborn Forums on DVDs at Libraries

DVDs of the September 30th Candidate Forums (19th District Court and Dearborn School Board) are available for checkout at all 4 Dearborn Public Libraries. 
You can also download the and view the videos online by clicking links below.
Judicial Forum
School Board Forum

Monday, October 6, 2008

Call for Poll Workers

In order to be a poll worker in Michigan:
  • You must be registered to vote in Michigan
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • Students16 years or older who meet all other voter requirements may be appointed

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.


Local Election Official: Cathy Marie Garrett
Email Form:

Phone (313) 224-6262
Fax (313) 224-5364


Friday, October 3, 2008

Another Judicial Candidate Forum for Dearborn

Dearborn Voters!  Participate in Democracy and get to know candidates! 
Attending candidate forums gives you first-hand education.

Wednesday October 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm

at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center

6220 Miller Rd in Dearborn


For more information, please email

Dearborn Voters - Watch the forums ONLINE!

Thanks to the City of Dearborn, especially CDTV, we have online access to the forum videos. Be an educated voter. Download and Watch these forums, and please let your friends and neighbors know about this option.

19th District - Judicial Candidates:

  • Candyce Ewing Abbatt
  • Mark W. Somers
  • Aimee Blackburn
  • John C. Corbin
  • Sharon Lee Dulmage
  • Mary Lane
  • Tameria A. Metiva

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dearborn Forums - TV Times

Viewable on the public access channel:
19th District Court - Mon-Wed-Fri 6:30 am, 2:30 pm, 10:30 pm
                                  Tue-Thur  11:30 am, 7:30 pm
                                 Sat-Sun  8:30 am, 4:30 pm
School Board -       Mon-Wed-Fri   10:30 am, 6:30 pm
                                    Tue - Thur  7:30 am, 3:30 pm
                                  Sat - Sun   12:30 am, 8:30 pm
Have feedback about these forums or other questions about the league?  Send us an email -