LWV to host voter registration day

HOUGHTON – The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country (LWV CC) plan to register voters on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday.

Locally this year, according to the Houghton County Clerk, there will be two school millage elections for Stanton and Elm River. The Keweenaw and Baraga county clerks stated there are no scheduled elections in 2015. The LWV CC still encourages you to come out and register to vote for future elections, in your local area, state and nation.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the LWV CC, along with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of Houghton and Baraga County, will host a National Voter Registration Day 2015 event at DHHS offices. The offices are located at the Copper Country Mall in Houghton and at 108 Main Street in Baraga.

The event is part of a 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day, Nov. 3. The theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day is “Celebrating Democracy in America,” and is representative of the importance of off-year elections.

The goal for the 2015 National Voter Registration Day is to create awareness of off-year elections by encouraging Americans to register to vote, and encouraging them to be ready to vote in the presidential election in November 2016. The day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote.

You need not be a client of DHHS to come into the local DHHS office to register to vote – National Voter Registration Day is open to any eligible resident, regardless of DHHS status.

LWV CC is a nonpartisan political organization, in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The League is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after member study and agreement and publicly advocates for those positions.

The League encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Any citizen 18 years or older can become a member of the LWV.

For more information about LWV CC, please see our website: www.lwvccmi.org.

LWV to host voter registration day

League of Women Voters

HOUGHTON – The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country (LWV CC) plan to register voters on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday.

Locally this year, according to the Houghton County Clerk, there will be two school millage elections for Stanton and Elm River. Keweenaw County Clerk, and Baraga County Clerk stated there are no scheduled elections in 2015. The LWV CC still encourages you to come out and register to vote for future elections, in your local area, state, and nation.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the LWV CC, along with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of Houghton and Baraga County, will host a National Voter Registration Day 2015 event at DHHS offices. The offices are located at the Copper Country Mall in Houghton and at 108 Main Street in Baraga.

The event is part of a massive 50 state effort to register voters before Election Day, November 3. The theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day is “Celebrating Democracy in America,” and is representative of the importance of off-year elections.

The goal for the 2015 National Voter Registration Day is to create awareness of off-year elections by encouraging Americans to register to vote, and encouraging them to be ready to vote in the Presidential election in November 2016. The day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote.

You need not be a client of DHHS to come into the local DHHS office to register to vote – National Voter Registration Day is open to any eligible resident, regardless of DHHS status.

LWV CC is a nonpartisan political organization, in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The League is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after member study and agreement and publicly advocates for those positions. The League encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Any citizen over 18 may become a member of the LWV. For more information about LWV CC, please see our website: www.lwvccmi.org.