Stories tagged: "mail in voting"


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.

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.

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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.

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.

Ballot counts in Detroit are not matching poll records. SOS Benson will investigate to ensure the same problems don't arise in November. Photo by Franz Knight.
These 4 Lawsuits Could Change Everything for Michigan’s November Election

Lawsuits are seeking to change a wide range of election practices before November. We have a breakdown of the top four.

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Retired Mail Carrier: Changes at the Postal Service Could Be Devastating for Its 669,000 Employees

Vincent DiGaetano took pride in his 30-year career as a mail carrier. Now, he’s worried about the future of the USPS.