Stories tagged: "Michigan Primary"


FILE - In an Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, left, then-Democratic candidate for the Michigan's 13th Congressional District, and Brenda Jones speak during a rally in Detroit. Tlaib's approach to governing as an unapologetic fighter, taking aim at the status quo alongside three other first-term congresswomen of color who make up the "squad" has made her a target of the GOP and her own party. Now the Michigan Democrat is the squad's most vulnerable member, as she faces Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the Aug. 4 primary. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Rashida Wins Again. Michigan’s Member of ‘The Squad’ Moves Closer to a Second Term.

We look at the leadership Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has shown her constituents who helped her win by a landslide in Michigan’s primary election.

Nearly 2 million absentee ballots have been issued in Michigan ahead of the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has advice for ‘Ganders voting absentee as she sets the stage in the state for pandemic-era polling across the nation this historical election season. (Photo via the Office of the Governor)
SOS Benson: Michiganders Need to Drop off Their Absentee Ballots Before Tuesday, Aug. 4

Take your absentee ballot to your local clerk or drop box instead of sending it through the mail, advises Secretary Benson.

In this May 5, 2020 file photo, Angela Beauchamp fills out an absentee ballot at City Hall in Garden City, Mich. Michigan county and municipal clerks are finding it challenging to meet the needs of voters amid the coronavirus pandemic and following changes in 2018 when state voters approved of same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting. The Secretary of State’s office reported this week that over 1.5 million requests for absentee ballots have been made ahead of the Aug. 4 primary, more than three-and-a-half times the number than at the same time ahead of the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
What Voters Need to Know Ahead of Michigan’s Aug. 4 Primaries

From registering to vote to submitting your absentee ballot, here’s everything you need to know to make your voice heard.

No-reason absentee voting has made casting a ballot in a Michigan election easier than ever before.  Illustration by Tania Lili
No-Reason Absentee Voting Is a Game-Changer in Michigan. Here’s Why.

Taking part in the democratic process is easier than ever in Michigan. Just ask this resident who cast her vote for the next president from her couch.

This year, Michigan’s ballot envelopes have a new look. Envelopes containing absentee ballots are blue and white, and a green and white design has replaced the old brown manila return envelopes in a bid to make it easier for the United States Postal Service to process ballots.
How to Vote in Michigan on March 10 (Even If You Didn’t Plan To)

Forgot to register? Just can’t make it to the polls Tuesday? Looking for a lift? You can still help choose our next president. Here’s exactly how.