Why Should You Vote?
Because it’s your right! The United States Constitution guarantees every U.S. citizen age 18 or older the right to vote.
Other reasons to vote:
• To have your voice heard.
• To make a difference.
• Because you have the ability to make the changes you want to see.
• Because one vote really does make a difference.
Be An Advocate!
Tell others! Help us to reach other citizens and let them know that voting is their right and that they can make a difference. You can make a difference by encouraging others who don’t know about voting or are confused about the process.
At the bottom of this page are some links to some voting information.
NOTE to people who receive services/supports from Northern Lakes Community Mental Health: As a state-funded program providing services to persons with disabilities, Northern Lakes Community Mental Health is designated as a “Voter Registration Agency” by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. If you are not registered to vote where you live now, we can help you register to vote. If you would like help in filling out the voter registration application form, we will help you. The decision whether to seek or accept help is yours. You may fill out the application form in private or you may ask the receptionist to help you or contact a worker to assist you. We can also mail the form for you at no charge. Important: Applying to register or declining to register to vote will NOT affect the amount or type of assistance that you are provided by this agency. If you believe that someone has interfered with your right to register or to decline to register to vote, your right to privacy in deciding whether to register or in applying to register to vote, or your right to choose your own political party or other political preference, you may file a complaint by asking to speak with staff of the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health “Office of Recipient Rights” or by contacting the Office of Recipient Rights in person or by phone: 105 Hall Street, Traverse City MI 49684; Traverse City: 231-935-4185; Cadillac: 231-876-3201; TTY 1-231-935-3872 or Toll Free 1-800-337-8598.
- State of Michigan Voter Information Center – Find out if you are registered to vote, find polling locations, find your clerk, learn about voting equipment.
- Secretary of State “Elections in Michigan” – Register to vote, obtain an absentee voter ballot, find voting places and what type of voting equipment is available at your polling place. Learn what candidates and proposals are on the ballot.
- Voter Registration Form in English
- Solicitud de inscripcion de votantes (Voter Registration Form in Spanish)