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Public art serves as a reminder that your vote matters

There are eight murals throughout six Michigan cities: Detroit, Highland Park, Pontiac, Flint, Benton Harbor, and Grand Rapids. Vincent-Levy hopes that by keeping the murals throughout these communities even past the upcoming presidential election, they will continue to spark conversation about the importance of civic engagement.

“In presidential election years, the focus very often goes into the presidential race,” she says. “But the local positions down ballot are the positions that can have the most immediate impact on our everyday lives — from deciding how people are charged for crimes and for how long, to deciding what resources may be available for small business owners that are highly invested in their community, to deciding on different options for regional transit.”

Artist, Sheefy McFly, pictured in front of his design in Flint, Michigan, for the “Your Vote Matters” community art series. (Photo credit: Bre’Ann White)

Michiganders can vote now by dropping their ballots off at a designated ballot box location or vising their city or township’s clerk’s office and completing their absentee ballot in-person. There are also several satellite voting locations available to voters throughout the state. For details on voting early, becoming a poll worker, or finding a secure ballot box drop off location, visit MichiganVoting.org.

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