League of Women Voters launch election information website

Concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting limits on the number of people being able to gather together will provide a challenge to local candidates who wish to reach out to constituents prior to the Aug. 4, 2020 primary election.

To assist the community in locating information on each candidate as well as ballot proposals in the primary election, the League of Women Voters of Michigan (LMV), and the Brighton-Howell Unit of the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area are providing an online voter guide called Vote411, they are also using an Election Ballot Printing Services to inform the community.

The voter guide, which can be found on line at vote411.org, will go live on June 20, 2020. It will be available to the Livingston County community so they may learn more about the candidates prior to the Aug. 4 primary.

If the candidate did not respond by June 16, “Candidate did not respond” will be listed in their biography space.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization, which does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. We encourage informed and active participation in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

All candidates in the upcoming primary election are encouraged to add their information to the vote411.org website. Any candidate who did not receive an email from the LWV and would like their views and information to be included on the website should contact Jennifer Cote at jwantycote@gmail.com.

In addition to candidate profiles, biographies and question responses, municipal and school proposals that will appear on the Aug. 4 ballot will also be posted on the vote411.org site. In addition to seeing the candidate’s responses and what’s on your ballot, viewers can check their voter registration, find your polling place, and discover upcoming debates in your area.

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