Voter registration trainings attended by over 90 people

Voter registration trainings attended by over 90 people

Voter Registration

Getting ready for 2020 voter registration efforts, LWVAAA scheduled 2 training events in January that were led by

  • LWVAAA  Member Roddy Wares
  • County Chief Deputy Clerk/Register & Director of Elections Edward R. Golembiewski
  • Deputy Clerk/Program Manager Patricia Reilly

The sessions included practice exercises with an emphasis on practical methods to use and errors to be avoided when assisting citizens to register to vote and to apply for absentee ballots. Many participants signed up for specific focus areas:  underserved communities, seniors, high school students, and college students.

The general consensus of attendees was that the training was extemely well-done, highly educational and empowering, giving confidence to the members who will do this critical work in the coming months.  

Important facts:  In 2014, 2,898 votes were cast by 18-21 year olds in Washtenaw County.  In 2018, also a mid-term election, this age group cast 10,640 votes in Washtenaw County.

LWVAAA visited most of the public high schools in Washtenaw County this fall and will be going to four more schools in January and February so that students will be able to vote in the March Presidential Primary.

We registered over 100 students at WCC this November and December.

LWVAAA volunteers will be going back to WCC in February for two and we will need lots of volunteers.  An invitation from SignUpGenius will be coming out soon.

County clerks and state election officials, including the Michigan Director of Elections, observed and talked to small groups of students from Skyline and Pioneer in order to get feedback on the new online voter registration system. The officials were impressed with the young people and found their input very helpful.

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