Stories tagged: "voter stories 2020"


Bill Bazzi. Photo by Nick Meyer.
Dearborn Heights Voters Show Michigan’s Explosive Turnout on the ‘Most Important Day in US History’

This tight-knit community in Metro Detroit is seeing earthshattering voter turnout on Election Day despite already high early voting numbers.

Mary Vizcarra, right, and her mother Mary Lou Tijerina of Flint.
Michiganders: Early Voting Is a Crucial Right to Cherish and Protect

Residents like Mary Lou Tijerina vote each election and often early. Here's why she's among the growing voters who have already turned their ballots in.

Rural Michiganders are voting for who counts for their issues and values this election.
How Rural Michigan Voters Are Approaching This Election Differently

Rural Michigan helped elect President Donald Trump, but a growing movement across the state’s countryside communities is bringing new voices to the table.

Mildred Madison left Michigan to care for her sister. Now, her family has returned the favor by helping her travel 300 miles back to Detroit to cast her vote.
94-Year-Old Michigan Woman Staying in Illinois Travels 300 Miles Home to Vote in Person

This Michigan voter was busy caring for a family member. So, her family helped her to go the distance—literally—to make sure her vote counts.

Boratha Tan votes for those without a voice.
Raised by Immigrants, This Michigan Man Votes Because Others Can’t

Asylum seekers. Immigrants. People who are incarcerated. Those without voter identification. Detroit resident Boratha Tan votes for them all.

Michigander Paula Bowman on What Being a Poll Worker Really Means

Paula Bowman, of Plymouth, is your go-to in case of an emergency, well at least for voting.

Grand Rapids resident Leah Bectel got started early in the democratic process.
Meet the Gen Z Michigander Who Is Already a Seasoned Poll Worker at 23

A Grand Rapids resident Leah Bectel registered to vote the day she turned 18. She encourages others to get started early on democracy, too.