1. You do NOT need a drivers license or photo ID to vote in Michigan.
If you don't have a photo ID, or don't have it with you, you can still vote a regular ballot. You will be required to sign your name on the back of your application, but you can vote if your name is in the poll book. If not in the poll book, you can vote a provisional ballot that may be verified later.
2. Felons can vote! If not serving a jail sentence, you can vote if registered.
3. You can take a list of candidates into the voting booth, but don't leave it. You can take a helper into the voting booth--tell the election workers.
4. If your ballot gets rejected, ask for a new one. Voting is not an easy process and the election workers are there to help. Ask for assistance if you need it!
5. If you're in line by 8 pm, you have a right to vote. Don't let anyone harass you during the voting process or while in line. If you feel your vote is being interfered with tell the election workers, they are there to help.
Meeting Times and Locations
Cass County Townships and City of Dowagiac
Calvin - 2nd Tuesday 6:00 pm 18727 Mt Zion Street, Cassopolis
Howard - 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 1345 Barron Lake Rd., Niles
Jefferson - 2nd Thursday 6:30 pm 24725 Jefferson Center Street, Cassopolis
LaGrange - 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 58253 M-62, Cassopolis
Marcellus - 3rd Tuesday 6:00 pm 13163 Marcellus Highway, Marcellus
Mason - 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm 17049 US12 Edwardsburg
Milton - 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm 32097 Bertrand Street, Niles
Newburg - 2nd Monday 7:00 pm 13020 Born Street, Jones
Ontwa - 2nd Monday 7:00 pm US12, Edwardsburg
Penn - 2nd Monday 6:30 pm 60717 S. Main Street, Vandalia
Pokagon - 2nd Wednesday 7:30 pm 30683 Peavine Street, Dowagiac
Porter - 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm 69373 Baldwin Prairie Rd., Union
Silver Creek - 2nd @Wednesday 7:00 pm 32764 Dixon Street, Dowagiac
Volina - 2nd Monday 7:30 pm Corner of Marcellus Hwy & Goodenough Rd., Marcellus
Wayne - 1st Monday 7:30 pm 53950 Glenwood Rd., Dowagiac
City of Dowagiac Council meetings - 2nd & 4th Mondays 7:00 pm 241 S. Front Street, Dowagiac
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Cass County Michigan Democratic Party
Chair -- Cathy LaPointe
Vice Chair -- Rudy Gourdine
2nd Vice Chair -- Kathleen McKee
Secretary -- Marlene Deming
Treasurer -- Francois Duchesneau
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From the chair--
Another election and I'm thrilled that Dems took the US House, feels like we're pulling back from the abyss. Also very happy that Dems hold the top offices in Lansing. And happy that Cass County voted for Prop 2 that bans gerrymandering (drawing voting districts to favor one party) and Prop 3 that gives constitutional guarantee for straight ticket voting, no reason absentee voting and other voter rights. Dowagiac went blue, Cassopolis went blue, and LaGrange Twp came very, very close.
We opened a campaign office in Dowagiac, and Dowagiac went blue. We have a headquarters in Cassopolis and Cassopolis went blue. It makes a difference that we're here. And we need your help to stay here. Please join CCDP and click on the Act Blue button to help support CCDP by a monthly donation of $5 or $10. It's easy and totally safe. If you won't want to donate monthly on line, you can have your bank send a check to CCDP PO Box 154, Cassopolis, MI 49031. Or you can support us by sending a one time donation to that address.
We need your support, and we need you! There is much to do, starting now. Please become a member of CCDP and come to our third Tuesday 5:30 pm monthly meetings to discover how you can help elect Dems in Cass County.
We look forward to seeing you soon, Cathy
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are...Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
--President Dwight D. Eisenhower,
November 8, 1954
CCDP Executive Committee
5:30 pm Third Tuesday
of the month
at our Headquarters
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Cass County Democratic Party
Headquarters: 804 E. State St.
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Mailing Address: PO Box 154
Cassopolis, MI 49031