Healthcare Community Urged to Vote in Tuesday’s Primary Election
Posted on August 02, 2018
The MHA encourages its staff, members and other stakeholders in the healthcare community to vote in the state’s primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sample ballots are available online; those who would like to ensure they are properly registered or need to verify their precinct number may click on “Are You Registered?” and type in the requested information. Additional information and resources can be found on the MHA Election 2018 webpage.
The 2018 midterm election is critical to Michigan’s healthcare future, given the number of key positions that are up for election this year, including governor and lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, one U.S. Senate seat and all seats in both the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives. Based on the political makeup of legislative districts, the results of the primary election often determine who will take office in January.
Following the August primary and the Democratic and Republican state nominating conventions at the end of the month, the MHA will once again offer members a series of nonpartisan communication tools designed to encourage voter education and participation at the local level. The MHA will also feature regular election updates on its Facebook and Twitter feeds using #MIVoteMatters.
Members with questions should contact Paige Fults at the MHA.
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