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UUCivs: UUAA's Civic Engagement Team

Vote Your Values

 

Aligned with the UUA’s national “UU the Vote” and the Michigan UU Social Justice Network’s “Get Out the Vote” campaigns, UUCivs’ mission during this election season is to

   - Connect UUAA’s vision, values, and social justice goals to our Constitutional right to vote.

   - Find ways to get out the vote, both within UUAA and in the broader community.

   - Support under-represented communities in overcoming barriers to voting.


THE FINAL STRETCH IS HERE

Need To Return Your Absentee Ballot?

  It is now best to and take it directly to your clerk or a drop box. Find Clerk office & drop box locations here:

         Washtenaw County Clerk & Drop Box Locations

        Statewide Clerk & Drop Box locations

 You can track your ballot at mich.gov/vote under the “Am I registered?” link.

 Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-855-VOTE-311 (1-855-868-3311)

 

Need to Register to Vote?

You can register at your Clerk's Office from NOW until Election Day: 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. 
You will need proof of residency: a utility bill, pay stub, bank statement, or government document will do as long as it has your name and address on the same page.

 

Registered, but Need Absentee Ballot?

You can request and receive an absentee ballot from your clerk up until 4 pm on Monday, Nov. 2nd.  After that, your only option is to go to your polling place and cast your ballot in person.

 

For more details and voting deadlines, use this link


 

HOW TO AVOID COMMON ABSENTEE BALLOT ERRORS

  • Read all instructions carefully

  • Sign outer envelope with your official signature

  • Use black or blue pen and completely darken the box for each choice

  • Avoid stains or tears on ballot

  • If mailing ballot, check for required postage —could be 55 cents or 70 cents

Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1 855-868-3311

 


OUR VOTING TOOLS

Voting Helpline: one-on-one helpers ready to get individuals the help they need within 24 hours. 1-855-VOTE-311 (1-855-868-3311) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Voting Clinic Videos

 

 

This link takes you to a Non-partisan Voting Guide

 

 

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HELP US TO EXPAND THE VOTE

In our efforts to encourage voting throughout Washtenaw County, we want to offer voting support and materials to groups who might be facing barriers, including:

  •  People living in homeless shelters 
  •  People served by food banks
  •  Formerly incarcerated citizens and those awaiting trial or sentencing in jail
  •  Ypsilanti residents in low voter turnout areas-- identified as zip codes 48197 & 48198
  •  Those living in HUD-subsidized senior housing
  •  UUAA members with restricted mobility, lack of computer access, or first-time absentee voters

 We hope to build liaison teams to cultivate these relationships by phone and email. To participate in this important work, email Joanie Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

SUPPORT THIS WORK -- Getting Voting Kits into people's hands requires funding, and we can expand in direct proportion to the funds we raise to keep up with all the Voting Kit requests we are getting!

UUAA has created a special fund so that congregants can donate money to UUCivs to support efforts like Voting Kits, that help community members who face obstacles in exercising their right to vote, including the elderly, first-time voters, and the housing insecure.

If you want to help us reach more people — use this LINK and select “UUCivs” on the donor list.

 

 

COALITION PARTNERS

-- MUUSJN (Michigan UU Social Justice Network)

-- Voting Access for All (VAAC)

            -- “Use Your Voice” video

-- Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ)

-- League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor Area

            -- Vote411.org

-- UU the Vote

 

UUCivs INFORMATION:

Co-Chairs: Carrie Hatcher-Kay, Joanie Parker, Mary Ann Hergenrother

Questions or to get on our Email List: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join the UUCivs Zoom Meeting, 2nd Sunday of each month at 3 pm (Next: October 11th)

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Zoom link. 

 

Voting Deadlines and Events

Videos & Resources 

UUCivs Teams

Ideas for Action

 

 

Promote The Vote Signs

 


 

VOTE UU VALUES ON Tuesday, November 3rd!

 


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