Get the vote out!

The Michigan Osteopathic Association urges all of our members to make their voices heard. Vote. This email is being sent to connect MOA members to resources for information on candidates, ballots and election rules.  
This election promises to have record participation for a mid-term election. Be informed. Vote. And spread the word to promote the vote. 

Key dates & deadlines
November 3, 2:00 pm - Deadline to request absentee ballots from your local clerk
November 6, 4:00 pm - Deadline for requesting an emergency absentee ballot
November 6, 7:00 am - Polls open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Secretary of State Voter Information
In Michigan, voter I.D. is required. There is no Early Voting, Online registration or Same-day registration. 
  • View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election 
  • Track the status of your Absentee Ballot 
  • Verify your Voter Registration Information

The Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) provides a great resource to see the candidates for races across the state. The SOS webpage offers lists of candidates with links to their webpages and campaign financial information. 

Link: Secretary of State - Candidate Lists and search tools

2018 Ballot Proposals
Proposal 1: Legalize recreational marijuana
Official ballot language: A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.
Link: Citizens Research Council of Michigan summary of Proposal 1

Proposal 2: Establish an independent citizens redistricting commission
Official ballot language: A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.
Link: Citizens Research Council of Michigan summary of Proposal 2

Proposal 3: Voting Rights Policies Initiative
Official ballot language: A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution.
Link: Citizens Research Council of Michigan summary of Proposal 3

Get involved!
The Michigan Osteopathic Political Action Committee (MOPAC) fights to elect and re-elect pro-physician candidates through direct contributions, voter education and targeted political activism. As a physician, your time and resources are limited. Join your colleagues and help elect candidates who support the osteopathic profession.
We would to thank those who have contributed to MOPAC in 2018 and urge those who haven't to step up and get involved!  
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