Stories tagged: "Jocelyn Benson"


Protesters with rifles watch outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Michigan’s Ballot Box Is Not a Shooting Range: Guns Banned at Polling Places

Here's how Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is continuing a decades long fight against armed voter intimidation.

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Why You Really Need to Use Michigan’s Ballot Drop Boxes Right Now

A last-minute court ruling reversed Michigan's ballot deadline extension. That means absentee ballots should be mailed by Oct. 19 to be counted on Election Day.

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Michiganders Are Confident Their State Is Ready for November. Here’s Why.

Michigan has been preparing for Nov. 3 since before the pandemic began. Experts and Michiganders have faith in the system.

Mayor Mike Duggan of Detroit. Photo courtesy the Federal Communications Commission.
Detroit Dedicates Entire City Staff to Election Duty This November

Detroit's Mayor Mike Duggan said that the fast and accurate count of this Presidential election is a duty that "weighs on every big city in the country."

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.

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo, election workers process mail-in ballots during a nearly all-mail primary election  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Michigan Senate Approves Early Processing of Ballots—Here’s What That Means for You

Local and county clerks are cheering on the ballots processing decision, saying it's "desperately needed" for November.

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Michigan Ballots Will Be Counted for Two Weeks After the Election

Considering postal delays and the pandemic, Michigan will count ballots for two weeks after Election Day.