Stories tagged: "August primary"

Signs at Detroit’s Frederick Douglass Academy encouraged social distancing.
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Detroit, Benson Collaborate to Address Polling Site Problems

Following serious issues arising during the August primary, Detroit has reached out for state assistance to avert disaster on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va., Friday, July 31, 2020. Delays caused by an increase in voting by mail may contribute to public doubts about the results. The public might not know the winner of the presidential race on Election Day because of a massive shift to voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because mail ballots take longer to count because of security procedures and laws in some states that limit when they can be processed.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
More Than 10,000 Ballots Weren’t Counted in Michigan’s August Primary. Here’s Why.

The United States Postal Service has never been more important to elections, but it faces more challenges than ever. What can be done before November?

Abraham Ayiash and Isaac Robinson. Photo courtesy Abraham Aiyash.
Meet Abraham Aiyash, Running to Fill the Seat of His Friend Who Died of Coronavirus

Abraham Aiyash's friend and mentor state Rep. Isaac Robinson died of a suspected case of coronavirus in March. Aiyash wants to carry on Robinson's work in Lansing.

Despite the larger number of people taking advantage of Absentee Ballots, a few still choose to vote in person at the polls. Photo by Franz Knight.
Michigan Clerks Tell Us What They Learned From the Primary, and What Needs to Change by November

As November looms, work is already underway to shore election procedures.

Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)
Labor Leader Andy Levin Wins Renomination, Continuing Legacy in Metro Detroit

From the environment to the economy, Rep. Andy Levin has been adding his own chapter to the Levin family legacy in Michigan politics.

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Michigan Primary Results: 6 Things You May Have Missed

From major showdowns to preparing to hold a massive, absentee-focused election, Michigan already is already looking ahead to November’s election.

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Why Voters in Michigan Say They Feel More Informed When Voting by Mail

When elections for offices at the local level aren't filled out in ballots, it's called "ballot roll-off," and voting by mail helped Michiganders avoid it in the August primary.