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.
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.
When this election turned out to have no drama, an activist decided to generate his own.
Logic and accuracy testing demonstrates the integrity of ballot tabulators, officials say, and more people should come to watch.
Republicans and Democrats appear on the same ballot, but voting across party lines will spoil your vote.
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