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Financial Secretary Rose Van Schoick-Slone
Updated On: Oct 08, 2020

September 2020

Absentee Ballot

It will soon be our privilege to exercise one of the most important rights in our country by casting our votes in the November 3rd election.  Due to COVID -19, protecting the health of our family is currently at the forefront of most people’s minds.  If you are a registered voter in Michigan, you are provided with a safe, convenient way to vote.  Utilizing the absentee ballot will ensure you have ample time to mark your ballot in the safety and comfort of your own home as well as having the time and opportunity to discuss the candidates with your family. 

Request an Absentee Voter Ballot

Voters can go to to check your voter registration, request an online application for an absentee ballot, etc.  This Michigan voter information center is an overwhelmingly thorough resource center which answers a myriad of questions.  The topics listed down the left-hand side of the page answer questions such as:  how to register to vote, how to apply for an absentee ballot, how to search for your township/city clerk, etc.  It will also show where drop boxes are located for your specific absentee ballot based on the entry of your address.

You may also choose to access the tabs across the top of the page to answer questions such as:

Voter Info – Register to vote

Vote at Home – Absentee ballots

Register – Deadlines, if you have moved, etc.

Vote in Person – What to expect, what type of ID is required

Your Polling Place – Where to find your city/township clerk and polling place as well as drop box locations for your specific area.

Please take an interest in voting in the upcoming November 3rd election.  If you don’t think you want to get involved for yourself, then do it for your children or your grandchildren.  If you don’t, you may find them on your doorstep one day wanting to come home to live with you because they may not be able to afford to live on their own. 

Futures For Front liners

As a thank you for Michigan frontline workers without college degrees, Governor Whitmer recently announced a new program for Michigan residents which offers essential frontline workers an opportunity to attend community college on a tuition-free scholarship program.  For criteria you must meet and more specific information or to apply for the scholarship program, go to:

Please help spread the word about this new program being offered to Michigan workers who provided frontline essential services during the COVID-19 Stay Home Stay Safe orders between April – June 2020.  An important note to consider is this funding is not limited to workers in the medical field.  Examples of other essential industries includes:  grocery stores, nursing homes, delivery, retail stores, manufacturing, and more.  You may be able to help a family member, a co-worker, a friend or a neighbor further their education by sharing this new program information.  Applications are being received through December 31, 2020.  I would like to personally thank Dean Poggiali, Capital Area United Way Labor Liaison for sharing this information in one of his very resourceful daily email updates.



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