Despite challenges, East Lansing resident determined to become registered voter

Dewayne Lee is a 21- year-old Michigander working to turn his life around. Raised in a challenging family situation in Detroit, he has moved around a lot, but says he is working to settle for now in East Lansing. When asked if he’s registered to vote, Lee’s initial response was, “No, I  don’t have enough time right now. I will soon though.”

Lee, who’s working several jobs including night manager at the Grand River Avenue Jersey Mike’s, grew up in a household where politics were not talked about much.  

“Voting was something that wasn’t really discussed in my household.