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Voters in four states head to the polls on Tuesday for general statewide elections of note. These off-year contests may not be as high profile as the 2020 presidential and congressional elections will be a year from now, but they could offer some important hints on how voters are feeling about President Trump, impeachment, guns and more.

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Lansing voters don’t need to wait until Tuesday to cast their ballots. You can vote, and even register to vote, over the weekend and on Monday in Lansing.

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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says she thinks the House is doing the right thing by investigating President Trump and considering impeachment.

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Lansing’s general election will be held on November 5th, but voters don’t have to wait until then to cast their ballots.

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Jim Blanchard

One of NPR’s most recognizable news voices has died. Cokie Roberts joined NPR in 1978, covering national politics for the network and, later, ABC News.

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Voters will head to polling places on Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates in November. In some places, they’ll consider ballot proposals.

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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has announce a reorganization of his office.

Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidate

2020 Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to make two campiagn stops in the Great Lakes State this week to connect with voters in a state that Trump won by only 10,704 votes in the 2016 General Election.

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Former State Representative and Senator Rick Jones reportedly is considering a run for the job he held before becoming a lawmaker: Sheriff in Eaton County.

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A three-judge panel has ruled that Michigan's congressional and legislative maps are unconstitutionally gerrymandered, ordering the state legislature to redraw at least 34 districts for the 2020 election.

WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with capital correspondent Cheyna Roth about Thursday's decision, which also requires special state Senate elections to be held in 2020 instead of 2022 as scheduled.

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.

Jocelyn Benson is Michigan’s first Democratic secretary of state in over 20 years. She’s taking office after  voters made sweeping changes in the 2018 midterms to how Michiganders will vote and how their districts will be drawn.

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One of the newcomers heading to Lansing in January is Senator-elect Mallory McMorrow. A Democrat, McMorrow won her first-ever bid for office, unseating Republican Marty Knollenberg in Oakland County’s 13th district.

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Jim Blanchard

For decades, NPR listeners have heard the political reporting and commentary of Cokie Roberts. Tonight, she’ll appear at the Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum in the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre, starting at 7:30 p.m. Before the event, Cokie Roberts spent a few minutes with WKAR’s Scott Pohl.

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Michigan officials are expressing confidence in the security and accuracy of voting technology ahead of tomorrow’s election.

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In a Facebook post, Lansing city council president Carol Wood says she plans to run for another term as an at-large council member in 2019.