I still remember the first time I voted. I remember pulling the lever on the old-style voting booth that brought the curtain around behind me so that I could vote in privacy. I feel kind of nostalgic about those voting booths. Although voting is a different experience now, it’s still one of the most important rights and duties that we have as citizens
Here in Michigan, this is a big election year. We will have the opportunity to vote for who will represent us in the state House and Senate, the governor’s office, the US House and Senate, and other state offices. At the state level, these elections will help determine the direction our state moves in for at least the next four years, and maybe even longer. And you know what they say, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain!
Along with the responsibility of voting comes the responsibility of learning about the candidates and where they stand on issues of importance to you. There will be opportunities between now and the August primary and the November general election to meet with candidates and to ask them questions. I hope you will take advantage of those opportunities.
To help with some of those questions, the League has created a list of potential questions that you might consider asking candidates. Those questions range from questions on taxes and revenue, to supporting Michigan families, to healthcare, to immigration, to jobs and the economy, and more. The questions center on issues that affect the health and well-being and economic security of Michiganders.
So mark your calendars and get ready to cast your informed vote! Michigan’s primary election will be on August 7th and the general election is on November 6th.