Stories tagged: "early voting"


Registering to vote is a simple process in Michigan.
How Do I Register to Vote in Michigan?

Before you head to the polls to decide which candidates are best to lead Michigan into a brighter future, it’s important to understand the basics of how to make your voice heard—including some key steps you need to take and deadlines you have to meet to cast your vote this year.

Nikki Schueller inserts her absentee voter ballot into a drop box in Troy, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A Three-Step Guide to Voting in Michigan this November

Before you head to the polls to decide which candidates are best to lead Michigan into a brighter future, it’s important to understand the basics of how to make your voice heard—including some key steps you need to take and deadlines you have to meet to cast your vote this year.

Michael Davis, executive director of Promote the Vote, speaks to supporters in Lansing, Mich., on  Monday, July 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Joey Cappelletti, File)
The Opportunity to Expand Voting Rights in Michigan Will Be on the Ballot This Fall

Voters in November will decide whether Michiganders should have expanded opportunities to vote, including through absentee and early voting, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Four women casting votes in booths at polling station. (Image via Shutterstock)
Michigan Measure to Expand Voting Access Set for Supreme Court Appeal

Promote the Vote 2022, the organization behind the proposed ballot initiative, has seven days to appeal the decision to the Democrat-leaning Michigan Supreme Court. The ballot must be finalized by Sept. 9.

Explainer: How to Register (and Vote) on Election Day in Michigan

All registered voters can vote in person on Election Day or vote early using absentee ballots, which are available to all Michigan voters without any excuse or reason required for them to be used—meaning it’s as easy as ever to make your voice heard in this year’s General Election.

Four women casting votes in booths at polling station. (Image via Shutterstock)
New Proposed Voting Legislation Would Allow Early In-Person Voting, Ban Guns From Polls

Michigan House Democrats have introduced a package of nine bills that would make voting easier and safer for Michiganders.

LANSING, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 03: Voters arrive to cast their ballots in a school gymnasium on November 03, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans went to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
‘It’s About Controlling Who Votes’: The Michigan GOP’s Plan to Overhaul Voting Laws

Republicans are trying to overhaul state election laws exploiting a quirk in the Michigan Constitution that would allow them to jam through changes without putting it to a vote of all Michigan voters. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would also have no say in the process. The effort would make it more difficult to vote by mail, vote in person, and could eliminate one in five Michigan’s polling places.