Election News & Info from CivCity!
Vote on Nov. 8...if you DARE!
With 1 week + 1 day until the Nov. 8 election, we're not spooked, right? Of course not. Especially when cute tricksters are around to distract us!
Thanks to the staff of The Peaceable Kingdom for handing out postcards about AnnArborVotes.org – along with treats, of course! – during the Main Street Area Association's Halloween Treat Parade!
Movie Night Out: You're Invited!
We're excited to co-sponsor a screening of "Bring It To The Table" on Thursday, Nov. 3. This documentary features a project that encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their own assumptions, and truly engage in civil discourse to help move our democracy forward. How cool is that?
Please join us on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the UM Ford School's Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State St. (corner of State and Hill) to watch the film and talk with Emmy-nominated director Julie Winokur, a UM graduate who's leading this effort. And thanks to the UM Ginsberg Center for organizing the event!
Still an Option!
A friendly reminder that many of you have the option of voting absentee, if you are: 1) 60 years of age or older; 2) absent from the community on Election Day; 3) physically unable to vote at the polls without assistance of another person; 4) unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs; 5) appointed a poll worker in a precinct other than your own; or 6) confined to jail awaiting trial or arraignment.
If any of these reasons apply to you, you can vote absentee! You need to fill out an application (here's one for Ann Arbor voters
), send it to your local clerk's office, then they'll send you the ballot.
Or stop by the Ann Arbor city clerk's office in person! They're located on the 2nd floor of city hall, 301 E. Huron (corner of Huron & Fifth). If you don't live in Ann Arbor, click here to find your local clerk's office
You can request an absentee ballot by mail until Saturday, Nov. 5, or in person until 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.
All absentee ballots are counted on Election Day.
Of course check out our AnnArborVotes.org
site to help you prep for local & state races and ballot proposals!
Yes, You Can Help!
Contribute to CivCity today with a one-time or monthly online donation. It's tax deductible!
Or you can send a check to:
The CivCity Initiative
118 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104
CivCity also accepts stock donations! Contact Mary Morgan at email@example.com for details.
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Sista Supper Goes Civic!
Thanks to Yodit Mesfin-Johnson for organizing the Oct. 27 "Sista Supper: Women & Politics – Change Begins at Home" and inviting CivCity's Mary Morgan to participate. Over dinner at Bona Sera, we discussed the upcoming election and ballot prep. A great evening sponsored by Lips & Hips!
Yodit Mesfin-Johnson (in blue shirt) hosted the Oct. 27 Sista Supper.
Work It Like a Civic Cat!
What's your workplace doing to help inform voters about local ballot issues and candidates? We'd love to know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Members of the Workantile in downtown Ann Arbor reviewed local ballot initiatives and races at their weekly social lunch on Oct. 26.
Remember: Women in America got the right to vote in 1920 – less than 100 years ago. Don't squander it! (Also, hooray for civic cats!!)