Stories tagged: "voter rights"


Demonstrators gathered near the Department of Election office as votes in the 2020 presidential election were counted.
Explainer: Why Election Results May Not Be Known Right Away in Michigan

In Michigan, city and township clerks can only begin processing absentee ballots two days before the election—and they can't count votes until Election Day. That will likely lead to delayed results, officials said.

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.

A young striker (left) with suffrage and labor activist Flora Dodge "Fola" La Follette (middle) and social reformer and missionary Rose Livingston (right) during a garment strike in New York City in 1913. (Library of Congress via Unsplash)
Here’s When Women (Finally) Got the Right to Vote in 50 Countries

While it might feel as though it's been an inalienable right for as long as we can remember, it really wasn't that long ago that women not only didn't have the right to vote, but also couldn't own land, travel freely, or work outside the traditional roles prescribed by society.

Look Up During This Weekend’s Football Games…and Get Inspired to Vote

Where does the youth vote make the most difference? Of all the House congressional districts nationwide, Michigan’s 3rd—that’s the region with Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Grand Haven—ranks 7th for young voter significance, according to Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. In 2020, 13% of all votes cast in Michigan’s...

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...

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Michigan Broke Voting Records in 2020. Now Republicans Want to Make Voting Harder.

Michigan Republicans have introduced 39 bills aimed at addressing voter fraud investigations show never existed.

Michigander Steven Syers is passionate about voting, so much so that he drove an hour to do it.
Michigan Man Drives 60 Miles to Make Sure He Can Vote

Steven Syers is revved up for democracy this year. Here's why.