politics

Ballot auditors photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

An audit of the 2020 presidential election is being conducted by the Lansing City Clerk’s office.

 


Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope watchers new pollworkers training
Bob Hoffman /City of Lansing Clerk's Office

There’s now less than a week until the Presidential Election, and officials are bracing for record turnout.

The city of Lansing is training hundreds of new election workers to help those voters cast their ballots on November 3rd.


East Lansing voters photo
WKAR File Photo

The November election is now less than a month away, and officials are preparing to make sure every vote is counted whether it comes by mail or in person. There to help them will be poll workers, regular Michiganders, who will greet voters, issue them ballots and count mail-in votes on Election Day.

A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

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.


Students voting at Brody Hall photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

The Democratic presidential primary in Michigan today has boiled down to a race between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.


Lansing polling place primary election day voter photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

The presidential primary election in Michigan is today, and in Lansing, almost 10,000 early voting ballots had been turned in by last night.

City Clerk Chris Swope says about 6,500 more absentee ballots were issued this year compared to the primary election four years ago in Lansing.

MSUFCU building rendering
Courtesy image

The mayor of East Lansing says she supports a proposal to sell a parcel of land downtown to the MSU Federal Credit Union.


Justin Amash, Hillary Scholten
WGVU

The Democrat running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash says she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign.

Betsy DeVos photo
Courtesy photo / Betsy DeVos

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better."

 Michigan capitol building at sunset
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

A Michigan group is launching a ballot drive to ban abortions after a fetus's heartbeat is detected, with exceptions to protect a pregnant woman's life or health.

 

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