Stories tagged: "voting"


In this Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, watches during the State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Michigan lawmakers plan to convene for the first time in weeks to lengthen Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency declaration amid the coronavirus pandemic but are at odds over the extension and whether the session is even necessary. The Republican-led Legislature is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 7, 2020, three weeks after last voting. Shirkey's spokeswoman said “He thinks we can come to some middle ground in terms of the extension, and that doesn't preclude it from being extended again if were necessary at some point.”
How a Handful of Michiganders Could Make Voting Harder for the Rest of Us

Michigan voters overwhelmingly chose to expand access to ballot boxes in 2018. Now a loophole is allowing the GOP to propose stripping these rights with just 3% of Michiganders pushing for it.

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a press conference at Callidac Place on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 in Detroit, MI. With only a day remaining before the U.S. election and an unprecedented early voting turnout, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee former Vice-President Joe Biden are campaigning in crucial swing states. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson Is Still Fighting 2020 Election Conspiracies

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the Michigan GOP is deceiving the public by claiming their bills improve election integrity.

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

Kalamazoo County Commissioner Stephanie Moore writes about the connection she feels with vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris.
A Pause for Kamala: An Ode to One Who Defies Natural Law and Space

Kalamazoo County Commissioner Stephanie Moore reflects on the historic nature of Harris’ vice-presidential candidacy and how the Michigan woman connects with the California senator.

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Polling Place Etiquette, Ballot Breakdowns, and Voting Rights: Michigan’s Election Day Quiz

How much do you know about navigating Michigan’s polling places this election? Take our quiz to find out.

Detroit voters can still request their party box to celebrate civic engagement.
You Could Be One of 10,000 Voters to Receive a Free ‘Party at the Mailbox.’ Here’s How.

Voting for the first time can be daunting or dull—especially in a pandemic. These women want to make it an experience to remember.

Michigan voters who choose to wears masks can cast their ballots in Michigan-made protective gear this election.
Stay Safe at the Polls With These Locally Produced Masks

This pure Michigan swag is this year’s perfect accessory to your “I Voted” sticker. Here’s where you can get yours.