Tag: Elections

Ned Staebler lights up Wayne County elections board meeting, calling out GOP racists for what they are – UPDATED

Ned Staebler lights up Wayne County elections board meeting, calling out GOP racists for what they are – UPDATED

All eyes have been on Wayne County, Michigan for the past week as we waited for their Board of Canvassers to certify the election. Last evening, the election board — which is comprised of two Democrats and two Republicans — met to certify the county’s election. However, in a shocking and quite possibly illegal move, the two Republican members, Monica […]

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As they stare at electoral defeat, Michigan Republicans continue The Big Grift of their supporters

As they stare at electoral defeat, Michigan Republicans continue The Big Grift of their supporters

As lawsuits to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s historical presidential victory get shot down one by one like ducks in a shooting gallery, Republicans in Michigan are determined to keep their supporters riled up into a frothy lather by convincing them, without evidence or honesty, that the Biden-Harris win along with Sen. Gary Peters’ victory were actually stolen from them. They’re […]

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Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Let’s face it, waiting for the election returns on Election Day after the polls close is going to be excruciating. Painful. Anxiety-ridden. Heart-stopping. So why not do it in a fun way by joining your progressive friends at a drive-in “theater”?! Our pals at Progress Michigan are doing just that. Starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd, you can […]

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An Annotated Field Guide to 2020 Presidential Voters

An Annotated Field Guide to 2020 Presidential Voters

Democrats… You supported Amy Klobuchar, or Pete Buttigieg, or another “more centrist” candidate in the primaries; now voting for Biden… You consider yourself a moderate; thoughtful, empathetic, perhaps fiscally conservative yet socially liberal; you were attracted to the intelligence of Pete, or Amy’s “seriousness”, but believe that at this point, they would want you to vote for Biden, too.   […]

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Register to Vote and Make a Plan to VOTE

Register to Vote and Make a Plan to VOTE

Yesterday was #RequestYourBallotDay while this weekend is #TokTheVote and September 22nd is National Voter Registration Day!  All of these election holidays have one goal in common:  Engage Voters! Trying to engage younger citizens to register to vote and participate in the electoral process is always a focus, especially when there is excitement around an election, like there typically is for […]

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Legislature: Do Your Job

Legislature should do their job, pass laws to make elections smoother The recent spat between Sen. Ruth Johnson and Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson regarding Benson’s mailing of absentee ballot applications to Michigan voters is not productive as we approach a significant presidential election in November and during a global pandemic. Instead of further spreading the misinformed claims made by […]

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We Need to Act Now to Protect Our Elections from COVID_19

With the May Special Election now behind us, it is time to shift our focus squarely on the August Primary and November General Elections.   The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will exist long after the immediate danger has passed. Even if we are allowed to go back to work, health experts caution that we should not congregate in large groups […]

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Disinfecting wipes to combat COVID-19 with absent voting

COVID-19 and Election Administration

May Special Election to be a mail election as a result of COVID-19. Yesterday morning, the Office of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued a news release that her office will mail an application for an absent voter ballot to all qualified registered voters who have a May Special Election.  Michigan Law requires that voters submit a written request […]

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Mail or drop off your absent voter ballot to your local clerk

FAQ:  Ballots and Voting 

Super Tuesday is coming up and so is the Michigan March 10th Presidential Primary Election! What happens if my candidate dropped out of the race for president? The list of candidates for the March 10th Presidential Primary was finalized on December 13, 2019 and ballots for this election went to print by mid-January.  If you see your candidate on your […]

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Get that ballot out of your mailbox.

You’ve Got Election Mail

With the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018, and 2020 being a Presidential Election Year, there has been increased attention on absentee voting, and, as a result, there are more questions from those first-time and seasoned voters as well as from campaigns and the media.   First, the envelopes that absentee ballots, directions, return envelopes and secrecy sleeves have changed so […]

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Apps vs Paper Ballots

Preventing the Iowa Caucus Dumpster Fire in Michigan

After the Iowa Caucus disaster last week, I received many calls inquiring how we (Michigan election officials) were going to make sure Michigan’s primary election does not turn into an Iowa-level debacle. While there are many things that set Michigan apart from Iowa, at its core, the main reason this will not happen in Michigan is simple: Michigan has professionals […]

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