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.