Stories tagged: "voting rights"


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Michiganders Can Help Design Their Own Voting Maps. Here’s How.

Michigan residents are finally drawing their own voting maps and this is how you can help shape your community.

Red pushpin pointing to Detroit city in more than fifty years old map
Michigan Lost an Electoral Vote. It Could Lose More than That if GOP Plans Pass.

If Republicans want to make every vote truly equal, it's time for them to support the end of the Electoral College.

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How State Sen. Erika Geiss of Taylor is Fighting Against Republicans’ Voter Suppression

The 39 bills Republicans introduced to curtail voting rights in Michigan was aimed at Wayne County, says Sen. Erika Geiss, but it would hurt rural Michigan too.

Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
How Michigan Set the Stage for National Voting Rights Reforms

The For the People Act gives more people voices, and Michigan shows why that works.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. More than 5.5 million people voted in Michigan's presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Benson said Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it was "particularly inspiring and encouraging" that more than 28,000 people took advantage of a new option and registered and voted on Election Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Benson Fights Back Against Voter Suppression

As Republicans continue to focus on proposals to limit voter access, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is focused on making the polling place a little easier.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, Wendy Gill inserts her absentee ballot at a drop-off box as the sun sets on Election Day outside City Hall in Warren, Mich. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Republicans Want to Crack Down on the Measures That Made Voting Safer and Easier

A group of election officials including representatives of the federal cybersecurity agency called the 2020 presidential election the “most secure” election in U.S. history

Photo of a painting of Eva Hamilton. Courtesy the Archives of Michigan.
Michigan Led the Way to Women’s Suffrage — Thanks to This Grand Rapids Activist

"I think no one has done better work for the cause than you," Michigan's then-Governor said of suffrage advocate Eva Hamilton in 1912.