elections

A "Vote Here" sign
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Michigan saw its first cases of the coronavirus in March right around the time of the state’s presidential primary.

After that, election officials had five months to prepare for the state’s next major election which was the primary held earlier this month.


I voted stickers
Scott Pohl WKAR

Michigan county and municipal clerks are finding it challenging to meet the needs of voters amid the coronavirus pandemic and following changes in 2018 when state voters approved of same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting.

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says she will unveil changes designed to shorten wait times and fix broken self-service kiosks at branch offices where people renew driver's licenses and conduct other business.

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has put together a committee to advise her administration and Michigan's Elections bureau on election reforms.

East Lansing voters photo
WKAR File Photo

Nearly half of local officials in Michigan's large municipalities report struggling to find enough people with the necessary skills to work at the polls on Election Day.

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In our continued coverage of local elections, WKAR’s Katie Cook takes us to Jackson, where the race for mayor is heating up.

Ballot and Machine
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation allowing communities to fix ballots where candidates missed the state filing deadline because of incorrect information from local clerks.

Issues Being Voted On In Local Primaries

Aug 8, 2017
A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Besides the mayoral and city council races in Lansing, surrounding areas are also having primary elections today.

 

 


Michigan Secretary of State
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A longtime staffer at the Michigan Secretary of State’s office has been appointed director of the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

Ballot and Machine
WKAR File Photo

Bills up for a final vote in the state would end a requirement that election ballots show small designs or portraits that represent the political party of each candidate.

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