Volunteers work to gather last minute voters

Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 18:13:14-04

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.--Rain sleet and even snow acme down on West Michigan neighborhoods, but despite all that, Shelly Lubinge hit the pavement with other Kent County Democrats to get out the vote.

"Midterm elections, lots of people don't vote and especially women and I think it's important that people need to know locally midterm elections are very important," said Lubinge.

On the other side of the aisle, Kent County Republicans used other tactics to get their opinions out. Whether through cold calls or mailers,volunteers like John Inhulsen are determined to pack the polls.

"I feel drawn to this," Inhulsen said. "Each one of us. You, me, you behind the camera, we're all in charge of where Michigan goes over the next four years."

While they may have different political views, there's one thing many volunteers have in common. Friday they missed work to make sure others joined them at the polls on Tuesday.

"I think it's important," Lubinge said. "We need everybody out there working to get this done."

"I feel like it's my civic duty," Inhulsen said. "It's very easy for me to sit at home and just show up and vote on Tuesday and sit back at night, eat some popcorn and watch the returns come in but this what I think each one of us ought to be doing."

Gov. Rick Snyder will continue his bus tour in Grand Rapids on Saturday. Democratic candidate, Mark Schauer, campaigned in the UP on Friday.