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Civic Engagement

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Candidate & Issue Forums

The Ypsilanti District Library believes in offering voters non-partisan information about the candidates and issues on their ballot. The videos below are of candidate forums for the November 2018 general election. Forums are organized by the Library in partnership with Riverside Arts Center and the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

Ypsilanti Mayor

Candidates: Beth Bashert, Anne Brown (write in), Adrienne Hirschfelder, Mickelia Tate
October 9, 2018

Ypsilanti City Council: Ward 3

Candidates: Anthony Morgan, Desirae Simmons
October 9, 2018

Research

Demographics Now
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Comprehensive business and demographic information for researchers and entrepreneurs.

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General interest magazine articles, reference books, primary source material, with some full-text resources dating back to 1922.

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860+ full-text newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts.

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Current events and issues, such as gun control, global warming, and capital punishment, are explored with pro/con viewpoints and interactive maps and articles in this tool for persuasive essay writers.

Voter Information

Michigan Voter Information Center

Check whether you are registered to vote, find your polling place, and see every item that will appear on your ballot, including the exact text of ballot proposals.

How to Register to Vote

You can register at any Secretary of State branch, or at your local City, Township, or County Clerk’s offices.

Polling Locations

An updated list of polling locations in Washtenaw County.

Vote 411

Voter education, including Q&A with each candidate that will appear on your ballot. A project of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters.

Fora Better Ypsilanti

Organizes public forums local candidates and issues that will appear on the ballot. Affiliated with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

Civic Advocacy