At hearing, election officials and advocates describe recent threats that risk driving election workers from their jobs.
Michigan trio indicted in voting machine breaches. Clerks and experts say it’s a warning for others.
After filing indictments against Matthew DePerno and other leaders in the alleged plot to seize tabulators, special prosecutor concludes the case without bringing charges against other suspects.
The defendants are accused of secretly meeting on Dec. 14, 2020 to submit forged certificates falsely confirming that Michigan had voted for Donald Trump, despite Joe Biden’s victory.
Number of days could range from nine to 29, with polling places scattered throughout a city or a single location shared across a county.
Teens who “preregister” to vote become automatically eligible on their 18th birthday. Democrats’ proposal would lower the age when youth could sign up.
As deputy secretary of state, the longtime community activist and lawyer is focused on the legislative push for a Michigan Voting Rights Act and implementing Prop 2 voting reforms.
Before canceling 100,000 voter registrations, Michigan officials call on community groups and clerks to double-check their lists
Here’s how officials clean the rolls of dead people and residents who have moved — without removing eligible voters by mistake.
After MSU shooting, election officials make emotional case to ban guns at polling places and drop boxes
Gun rights advocates call Democrats’ bill “an affront to the Second Amendment.”
Early in-person voting and new drop boxes to cost Michigan $45 million, secretary of state estimates
Local clerks cheer the amount of the Prop 2 funding request but now want to know how it will meet different jurisdictions’ needs.
Conservative activists behind the recounts of Props 2 and 3 tried to get votes rejected because of ink bleed-through and other minor issues.
Costly recount in 47 counties won’t change outcomes on successful ballot proposals but gives activists an opening to criticize election.
In 2020, some Republicans on canvassing boards resisted certifying the results. Prop 2 eliminates that threat for good.
Turnout surged at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and Michigan State, with hundreds waiting until Election Day to register and causing five-hour lines.
Challengers turned out to scrutinize, but didn’t disrupt, absentee ballot counting.
Head start to prepare absentee ballots for counting before election is not the time-saver clerks had hoped for
Why smaller municipalities won’t take advantage of the extra two days the legislature provided.
Voters in Michigan can register at a clerk’s office all the way through Election Day. Mailed ballots must be received by clerks by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
If Prop 2 passes, Michigan would get early in-person voting. Local clerks are “sort of nervous” about paying for it.
Election officials and experts welcome an option that increases turnout — but many details remain to be decided.
The “chain of custody” process and other rules to safeguard election equipment are only as strong as the clerks who follow them.
Logic and accuracy testing demonstrates the integrity of ballot tabulators, officials say, and more people should come to watch.
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