Making Democracy Work

Because Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport

The League of Women Voters of Detroit is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League does not endorse candidates or political parties. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We invite you to join us as we make democracy work in our communities.

The LWV of Detroit
LWV of Detroit

The LWV of Detroit is open to new members who share our ideals. Our League registers new voters, educates voters on upcoming elections and advocates for local issues. We work to engage Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park citizens in local governance, decision-making, and issues of interest.

The Ride To Vote!

Detroit Bus Co -- VOTE BUS

The Detroit Bus Co will make a concerted effort to ensure all Detroiters are properly represented on Election Day.

Sign-up now to receive your free ride to the polls. Click the link to get to the signup page and to see the interactive map of served areas (all of Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck).

Voter turnout in Detroit hasn't been great. But we can make it much better. For what is maybe the most important part of our democracy there sure are a lot of issues in the way of getting to the polls. From not having time off work, insufficient childcare options, lack of access to voter information resources or not having transportation to the polls there are too many barriers for folks in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck when it comes to being represented. No vote means no voice, which is bad.

We're working the solve the transportation issue for those who want to vote. This election day we're going to run routes using our whole bus fleet and volunteers with their own cars to get Detroiters to their local polling place. It's pretty ambitious, but big problems usually need big answers.

FMI on this event and the Detroit Bus Co, refer to the following link --

In-Person Absentee Voting Extended in MI

In-Person Absentee Voting Ends Statewide on Monday, November 5 at 4:00 p.m.

Sunday options have been added to some early in-person absentee vote locations across the state, including Detroit.  Anyone registered in Detroit can show up and request an absentee ballot and vote on site if they are unable to make it to the polls on Election Day. See the list of polling locations below.

 *** Special Sunday Hours on October 28, 2018***

Wayne County Community College/Northwest Campus @ 8200 W. Outer Drive (Monday thru Saturday PLUS Sunday 10/28 from 9am to 4pm)

Detroit Department of Elections @ 2978 W. Grand Blvd (Monday thru Saturday PLUS Sunday 10/28 from 8am to 4:30pm)

Monday thru Saturday only:

Rosa Parks @ 1310 Cass Avenue (Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 4pm)

Wayne County Community College/Eastern Campus @ 5901 Conner (Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 4pm)

Detroit City Clerk's Office @ 2 Woodward Ave (Monday thru Friday from 9am to 4pm)

Vote Informed!

KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES AND VOTE INFORMED! CitizenDetroit has interviewed candidates running for office in 2018. Follow the appropriate links below for candidate videos, questionnaire responses, and evaluations:

General Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

LWV Student Membership Waived


Join the League Now!

Effective immediately, the League will not charge student* membership fees to join the LWV of Detroit, the LWVMI, and the LWVUS. This waiver program will run through January 31, 2020.

The LWV of Detroit encourages all students (at least 16 years of age) to join the League by filling out the Membership Information Form and mailing to the LWV of Detroit PO Box. For more information and a link to the Membership Information Form, refer to the main menu on the site and click on "Join LWV of Detroit."

*LWV recognizes a student as anyone registered at an accredited high school or college and enrolled in at least one one-credit course.