Stories tagged: "early voting"


In this Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, watches during the State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Michigan lawmakers plan to convene for the first time in weeks to lengthen Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency declaration amid the coronavirus pandemic but are at odds over the extension and whether the session is even necessary. The Republican-led Legislature is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 7, 2020, three weeks after last voting. Shirkey's spokeswoman said “He thinks we can come to some middle ground in terms of the extension, and that doesn't preclude it from being extended again if were necessary at some point.”
How a Handful of Michiganders Could Make Voting Harder for the Rest of Us

Michigan voters overwhelmingly chose to expand access to ballot boxes in 2018. Now a loophole is allowing the GOP to propose stripping these rights with just 3% of Michiganders pushing for it.

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, people carry signs supporting voting rights and former Vice President Joe Biden, during a "Souls to the Polls" march in Model City, Miami. A tough road lies ahead for Biden who will need to chart a path forward to unite a bitterly divided nation and address America’s fraught history of racism that manifested this year through the convergence of three national crises. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Michigan Voter Turnout Could Tank if These Republican Bills Pass

If Republicans pass these 39 bills, rights that helped Michiganders shatter voter turnout records during the pandemic would be stripped.

Ballots being prepared for early voters. Photo courtesy Taylor City Clerk Cindy Bower.
A Tidal Wave of Ballots: More Than 2.5 Million Michiganders Have Already Voted in the 2020 Election

Before the sun rises on Election Day, Michigan will already be halfway past the total votes cast in 2016.

Detroit voters can still request their party box to celebrate civic engagement.
You Could Be One of 10,000 Voters to Receive a Free ‘Party at the Mailbox.’ Here’s How.

Voting for the first time can be daunting or dull—especially in a pandemic. These women want to make it an experience to remember.

For many younger voters, like Ayache, this is their first time ever voting with an absentee ballot, allowing her to have more time to campaign for her candidates as she joins one of many volunteers outside of Frederick Douglas Prep Academy.
Here’s How You Can Cast Your Vote in Person Before Election Day in Michigan

Voters avoiding Election Day crowds and possible mail delays have another option: early voting, in person.

Ballots being prepared for early voters. Photo courtesy Taylor City Clerk Cindy Bower.
Here’s What Early Voting in Michigan Looks Like

The first votes in Michigan's Nov. 3 election have already been cast, thanks to early voting which began Thursday.