The big Republican Latino realignment didn’t happen in 2022. What now?
Democrats largely prevailed in two states seen as tests for whether Republicans could win over more Latino voters: Arizona and Nevada. But to build on those gains, Democratic strategists say the party must invest more resources.washingtonpost.com
Two prosecutors win seats on Kalamazoo County Circuit Court
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – Voters decided which two new judges will take the bench in January. Rebecca D’Angelo and Ken Barnard won the two open seats in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court during the Nov. 8 election, according to unofficial results. Related: Four candidates running for 2 judicial seats on Kalamazoo County Circuit CourtJensen had 29.19% of votes, with a total of 34,326, while Hilgart had 27.65% with 32,516. Barnard and D’Angelo will start their terms as Circuit Court judges in January. More from MLive:Jones wins Kalamazoo County District Court judge electionKalamazoo-area election results for Nov. 8, 2022Gretchen Whitmer is reelected governor, defeating Tudor DixonDemocrat Christine Morse holds lead over Republican in Kalamazoo state House racemlive.com
Threatened voters should call police on Election Day, Genesee prosecutor says
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- County Prosecutor David Leyton says voters should call police on Election Day if they experience attempted intimidation, interference, threats of violence or other subversive activity. “Every citizen eligible to vote in Tuesday’s election must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have their vote counted in a fair and free election,” Leyton said in a news release on Friday, Nov. 4. “In addition, those working in an official capacity at polling places must be able to serve without being subject to unlawful threats of violence or intimidation.”mlive.com
Some GOP voters in Georgia plan to support a Kemp-Warnock split ticket
Some Republican voters in Georgia have said they plan on supporting a split ticket, with GOP Governor Brian Kemp and Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock rather than Republican challenger Herschel Walker. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion joins CBS News' John Dickerson to discuss,news.yahoo.com
Marjorie Taylor Greene Ballot Fight Sputters to an End in Court
(Bloomberg) -- The courtroom drama is over for Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and her challenge to Georgia’s enforcement of a post-Civil War era ban on officeholders who support an insurrection. Most Read from BloombergMusk Plans to Eliminate Half of Twitter Jobs to Cut CostsHow a Mysterious China Screenshot Spurred $450 Billion RallyPowell Sees Higher Peak for Rates, Path to Slow Tempo of HikesLottery Winner Keeps $30 Million Jackpot Secret From Wife and ChildBlackstone’s $70 Billion Reanews.yahoo.com
Texts with misinformation sent to Kansas voters
Kansas's top election official warned voters on Monday that text messages from outside the state had given them incorrect information about where to vote, but groups involved in the texting said they weren't trying to confuse or mislead people.news.yahoo.com
Yes to 2
To the Editor: The League of Women Voters Grosse Pointe supports Proposal 2 because it can help more eligible voters cast their ballots safely and securely in Michigan. The Michigan Constitution does not expressly protect the right of eligible citizens to vote. Proposal 2 would correct that by adding an express right to vote withoutgrossepointenews.com
Here’s where absentee ballots are most popular in Michigan
More than 771,000 Michigan voters have already voted in next month’s election via absentee ballot – and more than 330,000 of these ballots were submitted in the past week. Michigan’s general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, less than two weeks away.mlive.com
Ohio elections chief: Precincts can't take absentee ballots
Ohio law does not permit voters to return absentee ballots at their precincts on Election Day, the state's elections chief is cautioning amid a misinformation campaign around the security of voting machines that's urging them to do so. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said those voters who heed advice from a prominent national group of Republican election deniers and hold onto their paper ballots until Nov. 8 must deliver them to their county board of elections office. "Because if someone is telling voters to take their absentee ballot to their polling location on Election Day, they're effectively instructing them how to disenfranchise themselves.”news.yahoo.com
Arizona sheriff steps up security around ballot drop boxes
The sheriff in metropolitan Phoenix says he’s stepped up security around ballot drop boxes after a series of incidents involving people keeping watch on the boxes and taking video of voters after they were apparently inspired by lies about the 2020 election.
‘Power of the Ballot’ comedy tour hopes to energize Black voters in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI — Part of a nationwide push to motivate Black voters heading the polls in key swing states this November, the Unity ‘22 “Power of the Ballot” national comedy tour is stopping in Kalamazoo on Thursday night. The event is being hosted by local nonprofit Mothers of Hope and Black Women’s Roundtable. Seating capacity is limited, and those interested are asked to RSVP online here. Related: ‘We Won’t Black Down’ bus rolls through Kalamazoo to inspire Black voters, address issuesA conversation about reproductive freedoms and women’s rights, being dubbed “Sistah’s can we talk?” will take place pre-show and is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Unity ‘22 is a nonpartisan, integrated voter engagement campaign focused on a number of issues, including increasing Black voter turnout and providing voter protection tools for Black voters to ensure their votes are counted in the 2022 midterm election, according to The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.mlive.com
Michigan board obeys state Supreme Court order, puts abortion rights proposal on ballot
A question on Michigan’s November ballot asking voters to put the right to an abortion in the state constitution could draw more left-leaning voters to the polls and boost Democrats’ power in the battleground state.
Voters won’t decide whether they want Flint Township renamed as Oak Hills
FLINT TWP., MI -- Voters won’t be asked to weigh in on changing their collective Flint Township identity in the November election. The township Board of Trustees voted 4-2 on Monday, Aug. 15, against a resolution to place a non-binding question on the fall ballot that would have asked voters if they support changing the township’s name to Oak Hills.mlive.com
Fate of Mt. Morris Township trustee, clerk partial terms decided by voters in Aug. 2 primary
MORRIS TWP., MI -- Voters decided the fate of partial terms as Mt. Morris Township trustee and clerk positions during the Aug. 2 primary election in Genesee County. Morris Township board. The partial term will last until Nov. 2024. Morris Township Clerk for a partial term until Nov. 2024.mlive.com
Group works to bring ranked choice voting to Kalamazoo ballot
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A petition drive is under way to change the way Kalamazoo voters decide who is elected to office, through the use of ranked choice voting. Former Kalamazoo city Commissioner Jack Urban spoke at the Kalamazoo City Commission meeting Tuesday, July 5, to explain why he supports ranked choice voting and why it should be on the an option for voters in November. With ranked choice voting, the election system would factor in information about voters’ other candidate preferences to determine the outcome, he said. According to the group, Ranked Choice Voting ballots are counted in a series of rounds. State law would also have to change before cities can implement ranked choice voting.mlive.com
Voters reject proposal to increase special education millage for Muskegon area
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Voters denied a request Tuesday by the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District to increase funds for special education. The increased dollars would have gone for special education services for students in Muskegon County schools. Related: Muskegon Area ISD asking voters to increase special education millage in May electionOfficials said the revenue from the millage, if it was approved, would have benefited all students in Muskegon County by returning an average of $390 per student to a local school’s general fund. Currently, there are 4,000 students in Muskegon County receiving special education services. School leaders say nearly 50% of special education costs are not funded by state or federal sources.mlive.com
52% Say They Plan To Spend About The Same Amount On Holiday Spending As Last Year
On today's What America's Thinking, 52 percent of voters said they plan to spend about the same amount as last year on holiday spending. This survey was conducted online within the United States from Dec 6 - Dec 7 among 926 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, education, ideology and area type where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.news.yahoo.com
Voters deny Hamilton Community Schools $21.6M bond for new classrooms, building repairs
ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI – Voters rejected a 18-year, $21.6 million school improvement bond request from Hamilton Community Schools in Tuesday’s general election. In August, a district bond proposal for $65.6 million was also voted down 2,990 to 1,840. With the failure of the Tuesday’s bond proposal, the district will continue to levy 2.50 mills from existing bonds, Lagone, said. The district’s total bond millage rate is expected to remain at 2.50 mills until 2025, and then it will decline as previous bonds expire. More on MLive:Cedar Springs Public Schools millage proposal failsSpring Lake Public Schools operating millage proposal passes decisivelyVoters reject Ravenna Public Schools $5.3M bond request in Nov. 2 electionEast Grand Rapids voters approve school millage proposal for after-school programmingMuskegon-area election results for Nov. 2, 2021mlive.com
Ladel Lewis wins seat as Flint’s new 2nd Ward councilwoman
FLINT, MI -- Voters in Flint’s 2nd Ward knew since August that they would have a new representative on the Flint City Council. They found exactly who -- political newcomer Ladel Lewis -- on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Lewis received 433 votes, defeating Audrey Young, who received 363 votes in the general election, according to unofficial results from the Genesee County Clerk’s Office. Lewis won 253 votes in the primary while Young garnered 155 of a total of 616 votes cast in the primary. During the weeks leading to the election, Lewis identified constituent education, blight and public safety as her top priorities.mlive.com
Voters reject Ravenna Public Schools $5.3M bond request in Nov. 2 election
The proposal failed 574 to 514 in Muskegon County, according to the Nov. 2 unofficial election results from the Muskegon County Clerk’s Office. This is the second time voters have denied a bond request from Ravenna Public Schools. A previous bond proposal in the May 2021 election, which requested the same amount, failed by just 31 votes. Due to district boundaries, 552 registered voters in Ottawa County’s Chester Township could vote on the bond Nov. 2. More on MLive:Muskegon-area election results for Nov. 2, 2021Complete voters guide to Muskegon, Grand Haven area elections on Nov. 2‘Gender-biased pronouns’ focus of city charter proposal before Grand Haven votersmlive.com
Ann Arbor clerk’s office open this weekend for early voting on 4 city ballot proposals
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor voters who want to cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday’s election in which four city proposals will be decided still have a few more chances. The city clerk’s office will have special hours for in-person voter registration, absentee ballot requests and on-the-spot voting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.mlive.com
Lawmakers ask attorney general to look at Michigan redistricting commission’s decision to hold closed session
Lawmakers from both parties are asking Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to investigate after a meeting of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission held a closed session.
This Michigan city’s recreational marijuana businesses could go up in smoke in November election
LAPEER, MI -- Voters in a city that embraced recreational marijuana businesses after Michigan voters legalized them in 2018 will decide Nov. 2 whether to reverse course, potentially putting already established dispensaries out of business, their employees out of work, and stopping planned grow operations before they ever start. A ballot proposal spearheaded by former Lapeer City Commissioner Dan Osentoski, who died just last month, is on the general election ballot, and officials are worried about the consequences if it’s approved, including the potential for lawsuits from business owners who have invested millions to purchase and develop their stores since the City Commission voted to allow up to six recreational retailers to operate here.mlive.com
Democratic Disillusionment: Searching for common ground
Having managed to pass a temporary extension of the debt ceiling with some Republican help, Washington Democrats are again facing a roadblock - the stubborn divisions within their own caucus. As Doug McKelway reports, even their loyal allies in media are beginning to acknowledge that much deeper troubles lie ahead for Democrats unless the party can unite its disparate factions.news.yahoo.com
Michigan Secretary of State makes push for major election reform
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson pushed for sweeping changes to the state’s elections on Monday. There could be some changes coming to Election Day itself. He said making Election Day a holiday to make it easier to vote and volunteer is also part of the legislative agenda. Such as requiring absentee ballot applications be mailed to every registered voter, allowing clerks to start processing ballots two weeks before Election Day and allowing mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day or just after to be counted. She also called on Republicans, without naming them, who have been spreading falsehoods about the state’s election process to stop.
GOP attorneys could face sanctions over falsehoods pressed in Michigan election lawsuits
In the latest filing, the attorney for Wayne County, Robert Davis, called on the federal judge in Michigan’s Eastern District to sanction lawyers for six Michigan Trump supporters suing Gov. Sanctions for Michigan AG, Secretary of StateTuesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel also said her office along with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will likely file sanctions of their own to get attorneys such as Powell banned from state courtrooms. That attorney, Matthew DePerno, has been a frequent guest of the far-right outlet Newsmax, a recent favorite of President Trump’s. The case is still ongoing in state court. The suit alleges that by allowing a state’s executive branch to certify a presidential election instead of state legislatures, it violates the constitution.
Survey: 58% of Michigan voters say COVID-19 is affecting household finances
Results from a survey of Michigan voters at the beginning of December suggest residents are terribly concerned about the state’s economy with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting their household finances. The Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) said it conducted this statewide survey of 600 registered Michigan voters between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4, 2020. 58% of Michigan voters say that COVID-19 is affecting their household finances. Gretchen Whitmer:63.3% of Michigan voters believe Gov. On Michigan Legislature:29.0% of Michigan voters say the state’s legislative leaders are doing everything they can to get the pandemic under control.
Survey: Michigan voters favor Whitmer while many believe COVID threat is being downplayed
Gretchen Whitmer -- 63.3% of Michigan voters believe Whitmer is aggressively working on getting the pandemic under control and protecting public health, according to the survey results. The Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) said it conducted this statewide survey of 600 registered Michigan voters between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4, 2020. 60.3% believe the threat of COVID-19 has been balanced or downplayed, compared to 33.8% who believe the threat has been exaggerated. On the economy:83.7% of Michigan voters believe the state’s economy is worse now than before the pandemic hit. Gretchen Whitmer:63.3% of Michigan voters believe Gov.
View map: Preliminary 2020 U.S. Election turnout for each state
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)This map shows data for preliminary voter turnout for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election across the United States. VIEW: State-by-state presidential race results for Nov. 3, 2020 General Election
WATCH: What the atmosphere was like at the polls in Metro Detroit on Election Day
Local 4′s Mara MacDonald and Priya Mann were out at polling locations in Metro Detroit to keep tabs on what the atmosphere was like on the evening the night of Election Day. View their reports in the video above and the video below. Mara MacDonald was in Oakland County where voting seemed to be moving swiftly. Priya Mann was in Macomb County at a busy election site in Warren.
Michigan Attorney General investigates robocalls spreading misinformation on Election Day
It was false information and an attempt to suppress voters on Election Day. READ: Michigan officials warn voters about spread of misinformation on Election DayMichigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued warnings to voters after receiving reports of false information being spread on Election Day. It will help you figure out if you’re registered to vote, where to go and where your local clerk’s office is located. Michigan allows same-day voter registration -- that means you can register to vote on Election Day. If you request the ballot on Election Day you have to vote immediately while in the clerk’s office.
Kamala Harris, Mike Pence make final push to get Michigan votes on Election Day
DETROIT – Election Day is here. In Michigan, the last minute push for votes continued with Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris making a stop in Detroit. Although millions have already cast their ballots, many across the country and in Michigan waited until Election Day to fill in the bubble for their candidate. On Tuesday, Local 4 spoke to both Vice President Mike Pence and Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris as they appealed one last time to voters in Michigan. READ: Complete Election Day coverageWhy would you make yourself available to voters?
University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus quiet on Election Day morning
ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan’s central campus was fairly calm after the polls opened on Tuesday. Save for a small line at the Michigan League at 7:30 a.m., students were still only trickling in to polling places on campus by late morning. According to Michigan’s Secretary of State, 7,067 new voters had registered as of Oct. 26 in the city of Ann Arbor. Sophomore Ali Chesnick campaigns for Joe Biden on the University of Michigan Diag on Nov. 3, 2020. It is definitely something I would recommend for the future, even after coronavirus.”Local children hand out free snacks to voters on University of Michigan's campus on Nov. 3, 2020.
Michigan officials warn voters about spread of misinformation on Election Day
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued warnings to voters after receiving reports of false information being spread on Election Day. “Don’t fall for it, it’s a trick,” Nessel said. [AG ELECTION ALERT]: Dearborn voters, text messages are reportedly being sent to trick you into thinking there are ballot sensor issues. Michigan allows same-day voter registration -- that means you can register to vote on Election Day. If you request the ballot on Election Day you have to vote immediately while in the clerk’s office.
President Trump holds rally in Traverse City, Grand Rapids Monday night
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – President Donald Trump makes his last few stops in Michigan on Monday one day before Election Day. The president held a rally in Traverse City early in the day and then a late night rally in Grand Rapids. “We want the same result as we had four years ago from Michigan,” Trump said in Traverse City. “I’m asking you to go tomorrow and vote for a person named President Trump.”READ: With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votesREAD: President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election DayVice President Mike Pence spoke in Grand Rapids Monday night ahead of the president. “We’re here tonight for the same reason you are... And that is Michigan and American need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” Pence said.
Election officials get head start on absentee ballots at TCF Center
DETROIT – Election officials are getting a head start inside Detroit’s TCF Center on Monday -- opening envelopes, matching ballots and voters and logging them into the state system, and setting the ballots aside to be counted on Tuesday’s Election Day. As of Monday, more than 2.6 million absentee votes have been returned statewide with at least another 700,000 expected to arrive by Tuesday. On Sunday, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said that it won’t be up to anyone except the state. “Candidates don’t get to choose who wins an election, the voters do. And myself and the 1,500 clerks and 83 county clerks all across the state will be vigilantly committed to counting every ballot vote,” Benson said.
This is Michigan’s rule on selfies at polling stations
We understand documenting that you’ve voted is important to a lot of people — especially when you get that “I Voted” sticker. You should be proud of yourself for casting your vote, but know that there are strict rules in some places when it comes to taking pictures at polling places. Because of that, voters should wait until they are more than that distance from the location. Voters should always practice courtesy and common sense, and you can always ask a poll worker to specify what the rules are. When in doubt, just wait until you’re back in your car to snap that “I Voted” sticker selfie.
Michigan attorney general answers important questions ahead of Election Day
Election day has arrived, and Local 4 spoke with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to answer some of the most important questions that are still causing confusion for some residents. Election 2020: How WDIV reports election resultsYou can read Nessel’s answers to these questions below. Any form of intimidation or harassment at a polling place is a felony. What should I do if I encounter someone at my polling place who makes me feel unsafe? Are we going to see final results of the Michigan vote on election night?
Both presidential campaigns making final push to Election Day
With one day left until Election Day on Nov. 3, more people from both campaign teams are showing up in Michigan, aiming to gather as many votes as possible. President Trump stopped in Washington Township Sunday, holding a rally at Total Sports Park. READ: Both presidential campaigns prioritize Michigan ahead of Election DayREAD: Michigan Election 2020: How to find your voting precinctFormer President Barack Obama, Vice President Mike Pence, former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden and even Gov. In the meantime, Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden are both planning to campaign leading up to Tuesday. On Monday, Trump is preparing for his final two stops in Traverse City and Grand Rapids -- Grand Rapids was the final stop on Trump’s campaign trail back in 2016.
Joe Biden, former President Obama hold drive-in rally on Belle Isle
DETROIT – Cars packed Belle Isle Saturday for the drive-in rally held by Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden with former President Barack Obama. READ: Presidential candidates make final push for Michigan last weekend before Election DaySome people who attended addressed certain issues. On Sunday, Trump will hold a rally at 11 a.m. in Washington Township at Total Sports Park. Then on Monday, the president will be in Traverse City before holding a 10:30 p.m. rally at the Grand Rapids based Gerald R. Ford International Airport. READ: US judge orders USPS to speed up election ballot delivery in DetroitWatch the full report in the video above.
Washtenaw County community leaders issue joint statement on election safety, integrity
ANN ARBOR – Leaders in Washtenaw County issued a joint statement on Friday morning expressing concern over safety as voters drop off their ballots and head to the polls on Tuesday. The contentious environment surrounding the election and its aftermath, as well as feedback from community leaders, has the group worried about what voters might experience this election. The statement was issued by the Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Milan, Northfield, Saline, Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan police departments, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Washtenaw County, Michigan State Police and Rep. Debbie Dingell. "To that end, please note the following;• Washtenaw County Clerk, Larry Kestenbaum has consulted with all of the local election officials to ensure voting integrity. • Local law enforcement leaders in consultation with the municipal and township elected/appointed leaders have developed strategies that support post-election community safety.
Here’s how polling precincts will look different on Election Day amid pandemic
DETROIT – There are only a few days left until Election Day on November 3. City clerk Janice Winfrey spoke out Thursday, encouraging people to get out and vote in the upcoming presidential election. “We want every voter to show up and vote in this election,” Winfrey said. Voting lines could also be longer than usual on Election Day, as the state anticipates a record turnout of voters. President Donald Trump has called out Benson before, saying he is concerned about the election in Michigan and the integrity of the election process.
Poll results: Was plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer a serious threat, or just talk?
When news of the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer broke earlier this month, it made international headlines. In an exclusive Local 4/The Detroit News poll, we asked Michigan voters: Was the plot to kidnap Gov. The results: 77% of Michigan voters take that plot seriously and don’t think it was just talk -- a defense being used by attorneys representing the men accused in the plot. 14.7% of polled Michigan voters thought that the alleged domestic terror plot was just talk, while 8.1% of voters said that they “don’t know." The poll also asked Michigan voters how worried they are about militia groups in Michigan, which have been active for years in the state.
New poll numbers show how pandemic is impacting the election in Michigan
TROY, Mich. – With one week until Election Day there are new exclusive poll numbers on the race for Michigan and how the pandemic is impacting voters. The new poll numbers also highlight the perceptions of the president versus the governor on COVID-19. The percentage of voters who approve of the president’s COVID strategy are those who essentially support him for president. Michigan voters continue to support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, while disapproving of President Donald Trump’s, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll.
Michigan voters back Whitmer’s COVID response, disapprove of Trump’s, poll shows
The new survey asked Michigan voters for their feelings on the 2020 presidential race, key issues, and on Gov. Whitmer approval remains strongWhitmer is seen favorably by 54.0% of Michigan voters and unfavorably by 37.3% of Michigan voters. Voters disapprove of Trump pandemic responseBy a margin of 38.6% approve to 54.5% disapprove, Michigan voters sharply disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the pandemic. 50.7% -- a majority of Michigan voters – STRONGLY DISAPPROVE of President Trump’s handling of the pandemic. Voters disapprove of President Trump’s job performance by a margin of 43.7% approve to 52.1% disapprove.
These ‘I voted’ sticker designs are winning in the polls
Though Louisiana won’t be handing out “I Voted” stickers at the polls this year, we can’t help but highlight its award-winning design. Clark County, NevadaPersonifying Las Vegas in a creative sticker, Clark County takes into account the familiar details that make its area known in its 'I Voted' sticker. Alaska Division of ElectionsAlaska has various options of its 'I Voted' sticker for 2020 elections and they each pay homage to women and its native communities. Alaska redesigned its “I Voted” sticker in time to celebrate the 19th Amendment’s centennial. The artwork takes a twist from traditional “I Voted" sticker designs with a call to action instead, asking anyone reading to go out and vote.
Detroit city clerk reassures voters ahead of election: ‘You’ve got this'
DETROIT – All eyes are on the city of Detroit ahead of the Nov. 3 General Election. Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey said things will be different this time around. Winfrey has been city clerk since 2005. “Our issues in August stemmed from the lack of poll workers that we were able to recruit from. She believes that she has done a “better than good” job in her years as city clerk.
MDOS, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness provide voting resources to less fortunate Michiganders
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of State announced Wednesday it will be providing resources to educate Michiganders facing homelessness about their voting rights. The outreach includes an online toolkit curated to provide accurate information about homelessness and voting, a webinar hosted in partnership with the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness and voter registration drives at shelters. "Our work to provide resources and information to voters in this community will help ensure they can vote with confidence that their ballot will count.”A new toolkit will dispel misconceptions and provide accurate voting information and guidance for homeless individuals. The department joined with the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness to promote voter education and registration. As part of this partnership, MDOS will join the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness and Communities First, Inc. to host a webinar aimed at educating homelessness advocacy organizations in how to assist their clients with voter registration, early voting and getting to the polls on Election Day.