UPDATE: August Primary Election is August 2, 2022!

Posted by Lamar Weir on 7/22/2022 3:00:00 PM

Happy Friday DPSCD Community! 

Despite the District being in the middle of summer break, we have been heavily engaged with summer programming, advocacy, and community engagement. This week’s legislative update will consist of information regarding the August 2, 2022, Primary Election, community engagement, and advocacy opportunities! 

August 2, 2022, Primary Election 

On August 2, 2022, Detroit will be voting for Michigan’s next governor, congressional representatives, state representatives, and state senators. If you need to register to vote or need to verify your registration, please visit Michigan’s Election Website now! Although online registration is no longer available for the August 2 election, you can still register to vote at your local clerk’s office in person! 

We have created a comprehensive August Primary 2022 Election Guide to help educate the community on who exactly is on the ballot. The election guide contains candidates in the District’s community and their websites. Please utilize this election guide to research and contact candidates before you fill out your ballot. This will help to ensure you are voting for a candidate that represents your interests. Please review the August Primary 2022 Election Guide for information on candidates and this election’s statewide proposal on adjusting state legislators' term limits. 

Voter GuideGovernor Candidates

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission passed new maps meaning your District may have changed. You can check for your new congressional, state house, and state senate district using interactive maps. Also, you can view your sample ballot and polling information at the Michigan Voter Information Center! 

Community Engagement 

The District’s work does not begin and end inside the schools. A key priority of the District is to ensure we are meeting our stakeholders where they are and maintaining a strong presence in the community.  

This past Thursday, the Government and Community Affairs team, along with other District teams, hosted resource tables at Thirkell’s Summer on the Block!  

Thirkell Summer on the Block

On Sunday, Community Engagement Leaders were out at the Eastern Market and Heilmann Park’s Picnic talking to community members about enrollment opportunities and District updates!  

District resource table

Community advocates also wrote letters to their legislators thanking them for passing an education budget that increases per-pupil funding and provides $475 Million for school infrastructure. Take 5 minutes to contact your legislators today! 

To conclude, the District continues to monitor legislative updates and looks forward to collaborating with the community. Text DPSCDVOTES to 22999 to stay up-to-date with news and events within the District.