Democrats must apply to the Michigan Democratic Party by March 16 in order to vote for candidates at the State Endorsement Convention on April 15.
“The Michigan Democratic Party’s 2018 State Endorsement Convention is where people can have a voice in the direction of our party, and our state’s government,” said Dallas Dean, Newaygo County Democratic Party Chair.
Democratic candidates for State Attorney General, Secretary of State, and candidates for the State Supreme Court will be endorsed based upon the votes of the members who have applied by March 16 and who attend the Convention.
“It’s a great way for young people to begin their involvement in our political system, because a 16 year old can vote for candidates at the Convention. You do not have to be a registered voter, and there is no fee. You just have to be a resident of Michigan, be at least 16, and have applied to the Michigan Democratic Party by March 16,” added Dallas. “You can still go to the Convention if you do not apply by March 16, but you will not be able to vote.”
“The Newaygo County Democratic Party encourages everyone to get involved in our local government and political parties so their voices and votes count,” said Carol Newth, Action Team Coordinator. “Our local party will soon be taking to the phones and the streets to help people get registered to vote, no matter what their political leanings or affiliations may be. We are especially hoping to get more young people registered so they can vote in the important upcoming elections.”
“If someone needs an application form, they can call the Newaygo County Democratic Party at 231-709-9007. You can also go online to www.michigandems.com and register electronically. It must be sent or postmarked by March 16,” said Carol.
The Michigan Democratic Party State Endorsement Convention will be held on April 15 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Over twenty constituency caucuses and the 14 Michigan District caucuses will meet before the elections take place. Buses and local members will be providing transportation to the Convention. For more information, go to www.newaygocodems.org, call 231-709-9007, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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