League offers info on election

Vote411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election information. This free service of the League of Women Voters provides nonpartisan information with both general and state-specific information. In Indiana you can enter your home address to see ballot questions and candidate responses to League questions for the May 8 Primary.

Using Vote411.org, voters can also confirm a polling location, check to see if ID is required, and see what their personal ballot will look like. Confirming this information before heading to the polls saves time and helps make more informed decisions. Another important opportunity provided by Vote411.org is the ability to register to vote. Registration is ongoing until 29 days before the Nov. 6 General Election.

A variety of topics can also be researched, including the process for absentee voting, voting online, becoming a poll worker and early voting. Select a category, enter Indiana, and details will be provided.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

– Jo Ann Engquist,

President, League of Women Voters of La Porte County

Michigan City

 

 

Kudos to Michigan City Area Schools, students

Kudos to the Michigan City Area Schools for implementing a solar energy program at seven school locations. This helps to reduce our carbon footprint on the earth and benefits the school system in many ways. How appropriate our students will be learning (new solar energy curriculum) and seeing first hand how we are environmentally aware during Earth Day month and in the future.

Love the banners along Franklin Street that highlight our hardworking high school senior athletes, marching band students and pep leaders. Good job by the high school Athletic Director’s office.

Love the coverage The News-Dispatch gives our MCAS children for their accomplishments in honor society, vocational training, ROTC, music, art, math, language arts and many other creative endeavors in our schools.

— Carol Sloane,

La Porte

 

Jeff Deuitch for Michigan Township Trustee

I am personally endorsing Jeff Deuitch for the position of Michigan Township Trustee.

I have had the privilege and opportunity to call Jeff a friend, but a colleague in the battle to self improve others. Jeff has been a leader when it comes to helping people self improve for the betterment of their future. If it is giving money to provide meals, directing students to scholarship opportunities or providing access employment, then Jeff Deuitch has been on the front lines making sure people have these possibilities.

Jeff has shown that he can help others through being a community advocate for everyone through his efforts as a citizen of Michigan Township and former director of the Michigan City Human Rights Commission. I have served with Jeff on the board and directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Michigan City and Salvation Army of Michigan City and was a commission member and chairman of the Michigan City Human Rights Commission when he was the executive director of the Michigan City Human Rights Department.

I have many great stories and experiences that I can share about Jeff and that is why I am supporting him as a candidate for the Michigan Township Trustee. Join me in voting Jeff Deuitch for Michigan Township Trustee.

— Marty M. Corley,

Michigan City

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