The goal of our community outreach is to inform people with felony convictions and/or on parole, that they have the right to vote, and enabling them to exercise that right.
Our outreach is intended to inform people
- of the importance of voting in every election
- where they can learn more about the issues and candidates on their ballots
- how they can register to vote and get an absentee ballot
- how they can vote
Flyers and Posters which you can print: The Following Materials can be used as is, or modified for your unique needs:
- VAAC Michigan Poster 1- Yes You Can Vote (Updated August, 2023)
- One Pager about VAAC (Updated March 9, 2023)
- VAAC Postcard-size Flyer – Front and Back (Updated August. 2023)
To receive printed Flyers and Posters, please complete the following form:
Training: The Michigan Secretary of State launched a VoteSmart Training series, which you can find here.
To join our community outreach as a volunteer, or to request a voting ambassador for your organization, please contact us and someone will reach out to you with more information.
|Volunteer Opportunity||Commitment Size|
|Community Material Distribution: Hang VAAC posters in public settings – especially in urban areas – such as bus stops, barber shops, laundromats, corner stores, libraries, churches, mosques, etc.|
Location: Your Community or we will help identify a community we have not reached yet
|Starting at just a few hours. You can also keep a supply of posters in your car and distribute them when you are out in the community.|
|Community Event Volunteer: Join other VAAC volunteers at events or community locations, educating people on their right to vote, and helping them register, request absentee ballots, or get id’s.|
Location: In the Community
|A single event commitment is about 2-4 hours. Your name will be added to a Sign-up genius to be alerted of all opportunities.|
|Community Liaison: Take responsibility for a relationship with a community organization such as a homeless shelter or food bank, to deliver posters, flyers and maybe even set up a Get Out the Vote event.|
Location: Phone or email to coordinate. Ideally, visit the location in person with posters and fliers to make personal contact, but snail mail is a definite backup alternative.
|Engaging a single organization should about 2-4 hours total. You are welcome to take on multiple locations.|