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.
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.
Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson has been selected as the special prosecutor who will decide whether or not Republican attorney general candidate Matt DePerno will face any criminal charges for allegedly tampering with voting machines after the 2020 election in Michigan.
The broader Republican pushback against the initiative process is part of a several-year trend that gained steam as Democratic-aligned groups have increasingly used petitions to force public votes on issues that Republican-led legislatures have opposed—both in Michigan and beyond.
Promote the Vote 2022, the organization behind the proposed ballot initiative, has seven days to appeal the decision to the Democrat-leaning Michigan Supreme Court. The ballot must be finalized by Sept. 9.
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.