Voter Registration & Education
The Marquette County LWV volunteers provide education programs to the community on how to register to vote. We also provide opportunities for the public to register to vote at community events.
In 2018, 21 volunteers were trained for 40 community events to register and educate the public for the primary and general elections. On National Voter Registration Day, we visited 5 area schools, 292 students were educated and 98 students completed voter registration applications.
If you are interested in learning more about our Voter Registration Education programs and activities or would like to volunteer, Contact Us
Past Events and Activities
LWV and NMU Team UP – 2020
Our League volunteer voter registration team and NMU students teamed up to offer voter information, registration assistance and absentee ballot assistance on NMU’s campus Feb. 18th. The turnout was very good and there were many excited and enthusiastic students who will be first time voters this year. Congratulations new and returning voters! That’s what will make our democracy work. Thank you to a great League and NMU volunteer team.
Making Democracy Work Town Halls – Oct 2019
“Making Democracy Work” Voting Law Changes – Presented by Linda Talsma, Marquette County Clerk Redistricting Reform – Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission – Presented by Jo Foley, LWV member Census – 2020 – Presented by Pri Burnham, LWV member All three topics will be presented on the following dates and venues: October 23, 7:00 p.m., Negaunee Township Hall, October 24, noon, Citizens Forum Room at Lakeview Arena October 24, 7:00 p.m., Northern Michigan University
Making Democracy Work Town Hall. NMU campus. LWV members Jo Foley and Pri Burnham are joined by Marquette County Clerk, Linda Talsma, Election Specialist, MI Bureau of Elections, Kristi Dougan and Legal & Policy Director, MI Secretary of State to present on new voting rights, the citizens redistricting commission and Census 2020F. A special thank you to Dr. Carter Wilson, Political Science, NMU for facilitating the NMU venue.
Fall Voter Registration – 2019