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A ballot measure aimed at improving access to voting was turned over to the Secretary of State Monday.  Monday was the last day for citizen-initiated proposals to amend the state constitution to turn in their signatures for review by the Bureau of Elections.


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A couple hundred volunteers showed up at the state Bureau of Elections Monday.  They dropped off petitions to get a redistricting overhaul on the November ballot.  


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A campaign committee controlled by Republican leaders is facing fines and questions over how it lost track of many thousands of dollars during the last election. 


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Michigan’s elections chief says it appears there were 31 instances of people casting two ballots in the 2016 election, but it doesn’t seem to have changed any results.  That was the finding of audits of the election results, as well as a separate inquiry into ballot irregularities in Detroit.


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A state board has approved spending as much as $82 million dollars over the next two years for new voting machines in every precinct in Michigan.


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The state will look into problems with ballots cast in 20 Detroit precincts in last month’s elections.  The recount last week showed big discrepancies in the number of votes counted and the number of ballots stored in containers.  That left more than half the city’s precincts unrecountable.


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This afternoon marks the deadline for Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s campaign to ask for a recount of the ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election. 


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With a week to go before Election Day, opponents of Michigan’s ban on voters taking selfies with their ballots are back in court.


Voting Booth
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Michigan is asking a federal appeals court to restore the state’s ban on people taking “selfies” with their ballots on Election Day and do it quickly. 


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Some Republicans are calling for Donald Trump to step aside as the Republican presidential nominee.  But that would not remove his name from the ballot in Michigan.  


Straight ticket voting
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State Republican leaders were hoping to hear yesterday whether a federal appeals court would review Michigan’s ban on straight-ticket voting


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Actor Melissa Gilbert has won the Democratic nomination to run in Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District – but no longer wants it.