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Have You Voted Yet?

If not, why not? Michigan law allows any registered Michigan voter to choose to vote using an absentee ballot without having to have an “acceptable” reason. 2020 with rising Covid numbers has got to be the year that absentee voting makes smart sense!

If you haven’t registered yet, do it online HERE before October 19 – the LAST DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE. Despite erroneous social media messages to the contrary, Michigan voters can register IN-PERSON up to the Nov. 3rd Election Day at designated locations in each town. Registration is NOT available at your polling place on Election Day.

If you’ve already voted, check to see that your ballot has been received at: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Home/VoteAtHome/#arrive

For more election news, check out our 2020 Vote! Subject Guide!

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Presidential Primary Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 10, is the 2020 Presidential Primary.

Not registered to vote yet? You may still register to vote in person on Election Day – up to 8:00 p.m., with proof of residency. You may vote an absent voter ballot in person in the clerk’s office or vote in person in the proper precinct.

For information on where you should vote and what your ballot will look like, see the Secretary of State of Michigan’s Michigan Elections & Voter Information website.

Your Vote Counts

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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote exhibit

GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons is proud to host a National Archives pop-up display titled, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.  The display, located on the LLC’s first floor, details the struggle for women’s suffrage that resulted in the passage of the 19th Amendment.

In addition to that display, check out the book display case full of titles on women’s suffrage, as well as the continuing struggle to retain the right to vote. Most items in the case may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

For more on suffrage, see Women’s Rights and  DocsTeach: Women’s Rights (about primary sources) –  both from the National Archives.


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Womens Suffrage Anniversary Year Starts

In honor of the year-long 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Librarian Mike Klawitter curated a library display “Illustrated Women in History.”  Come on in to enjoy it up close, and while you’re here, check out a book on the topic.


Illustrated Women in History display

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Are you READY to vote?

Every Vote Counts graphicThe Michigan Secretary of State has posted A Guide to Voter Identification at the Polls that you should check BEFORE you vote.

The ACLU of Michigan provides these tips to avoid problems at the polls.

You may have heard about voter suppression challenges and provisional ballots on social media.  Find out more about provisional ballots from the National Conference of State Legislatures, and you can see the form from the Michigan Secretary of State.

The system only works when you VOTE!


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