Voting


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WATCH: Why Some Michigan Cities Were Unprepared for In-Person Voters

Michigan’s Aug. 4 primary mistakes could be November’s greatest tests.

Grand Rapids resident Karen Dunnam explains her experience with absentee voting.
WATCH: How Michiganders Broke Records With Absentee Ballots This Historic Primary

“I had no qualms voting by mail," said one Michigan voter.

Michiganders from city to suburb, and everything in between, cast their ballots for the primary on Tuesday. Photos by Franz Knight
PHOTOS: What Michigan’s Primary Day Looks Like During a Pandemic

Michigan voters found out Aug. 4 that the new normal for casting a ballot could be as simple as driving up to a collection box.

As the state gears up for its largest mail-in count in history, absentee ballots arrive at clerks' offices across Michigan by the bin. Photo via WSBT
Here’s How Michigan Is Handling the Unprecedented Number of Absentee Ballots

"We just roll with it. We don't have time to sit there and complain about it or panic about it," said one local clerk.

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‘Secure, Proven, Safe’: Michigan City Clerks Weigh In On Record Absentee Requests

While vote-by-mail has resonated with Michigan voters, local election officials and city clerks say they are worried there’s ‘not enough time’ to collect them all.

Preparing to vote at the last minute can feel daunting. We've got your shame-free, last-minute voter guide to get you through Primary Day. Photo via Shutterstock.
Your Last-Minute Guide to Voting in Michigan’s Aug. 4 Primary Election

From candidate research to rides to the polls, PPE and required ID, here’s the details you need for Tuesday.

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, right, speaks to reporters Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Detroit, about the city's preparations for Tuesday's primary election. Elections officials in Detroit are preparing for challenges that come with voting during a national health crisis that has left more than 150,000 Americans dead. City Clerk Janice Winfrey told reporters Thursday that all of Detroit's 503 voting precincts will be open, equipped with sanitizing stations and face masks aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.(AP Photo/Corey Williams)
Masks and Sanitizing Stations: Detroit is Making Primary Day More Safe and Accessible for Voters

Officials will pilot new options on Tuesday that could go citywide by November’s general election.