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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.

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michiganders Will Have the Chance to Vote on Reproductive Freedom in November After High Court Ruling

All Michiganders who are registered to vote—not just politicians and judges—will decide whether reproductive freedoms are constitutionally protected in the state at the General Election on Nov. 8.

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.

The ‘Gander Newsroom’s Guide to Voting in Michigan in 2022

There’s a lot on the line in Michigan this year. As part of The ‘Gander Newsroom’s mission to inform and empower voters, we’ve put together a resource that you can easily bookmark and return to as you make plans for voting in Michigan’s Nov. 8 General Election. TOP STORIES: Guide: Where do candidates stand on...

Michigan voters who choose to drop off their absentee ballots must use a box in their registered jurisdiction. (Photos by Franz Knight)
AP Survey Finds No Major Problems With Ballot Drop Boxes in 2020

The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an Associated Press survey.

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.

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.