Stories tagged: "voting 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.

Voters arrive to cast their ballots in a school gymnasium on November 03, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
What Makes People Vote in Michigan? Here’s What Data and Experts Say.

As the 2022 midterm elections approach, voter turnout is becoming a topic of interest—notably because midterm elections have historically had much lower turnout than presidential elections.

3 Things to Know About Democrat Shadia Martini, 54th House District Candidate (Orion Township, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills)

In August, Shadia Martini became the first Syrian American woman to win a party's nomination to the Michigan Legislature. Martini grew up with banned books and rigged elections, and now she's worried that the US is falling into similar authoritarian traps.

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.

Nikki Schueller inserts her absentee voter ballot into a drop box in Troy, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A Three-Step Guide to Voting in Michigan this November

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.

Michael Davis, executive director of Promote the Vote, speaks to supporters in Lansing, Mich., on  Monday, July 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Joey Cappelletti, File)
The Opportunity to Expand Voting Rights in Michigan Will Be on the Ballot This Fall

Voters in November will decide whether Michiganders should have expanded opportunities to vote, including through absentee and early voting, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Thursday.