Stories tagged: "024 VOTING"

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks at a press conference in Detroit on Sept. 24, 2020. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP)
Michigan Has Made Big Strides on Voting Rights. Here’s What to Expect Next.

Michigan has made strong progress in protecting voters’ rights and access to the ballot box in recent years, especially compared to other states, advocates say. However, state lawmakers and national voting rights advocates aren’t becoming complacent, as they’re continuing to push for solutions to fill gaps in voter protections. 

The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Voting Rights Act and the Helping America Vote Act, as well as Michigan election laws, require accessible voting for all. The policies have been in place for decades. (Photo via iStock / Getty Images)
Poll Accessibility Could Mean 60 Million More Voters

Groups advocating for accessible voting want to spread awareness about how detrimental lack of access is to communities.

A Michigan resident votes at the Zion St. Joe United Church of Christ on Election Day in 2020.(Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP, File)
Trump Allies Who ‘Orchestrated’ Plan to Tamper with Voting Machines Face Charges in Michigan

A Michigan attorney involved in multiple efforts around the country to overturn the 2020 election in support of former President Donald Trump has been charged in connection with accessing and tampering with voting machines in Michigan.

A Michigan voter inserts her absentee voter ballot into a drop box in Troy, Mich. on Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Voting Will Be More Convenient Than Ever for Michiganders Under New State Laws

Bipartisan legislation signed this week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer officially aligns state law with a recent constitutional amendment to expand voting rights—including a full nine days of early voting.

n five presidential elections, the candidate who won the popular vote still ended up losing the presidency because of the way electoral votes are tallied during presidential elections.
Explainer: What is the National Popular Vote Compact? And What Would it Do for Michigan?

Michigan lawmakers are pursuing legislation that would ensure the presidential candidate with the most votes gets elected. Only a few more states need to get on board to make the plan work.

Voters check in at a polling station to cast their ballots in Detroit during the midterm elections. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Big Day for Democracy’: New Legislation to Cement Clear Voting Rights for All Michiganders 

Four new bills introduced last week by Democratic state lawmakers aim to combat discrimination and disinformation by firmly protecting Michiganders’ right to access the ballot. 

Poll workers assist voters at a precinct in Delhi Township on the day of the state’s primary election in 2022. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
Report: Voting Reforms Make Michigan a National Model for Strengthening Democracy 

A report released Thursday by the left-leaning Center for American Progress (CAP) highlights Michigan’s election and voting reforms that, in turn, have resulted in increased public trust in government.