Radio Made in Michigan
4:50 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

State Elections Director: Online registration, absentee balloting could be improved

Long lines during the 2012 Presidential election spurred President Barack Obama to look into ways to improve the voting experience.
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In his 2012 reelection speech, President Barack Obama vowed to make voting easier for millions of Americans. This came after reports that many had to wait in line for hours at polling places to cast their votes.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:41 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Democratic Rep. McCann calls for change to redistricting laws

Michigan’s state legislative districts are redrawn after every U.S. Census.  The last time around the process turned contentious and led many Democrats to allege gerrymandering by the GOP majority.  They point to what they say are contorted district lines drawn to ensure a political advantage.  

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6:22 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

New Bill Requires Voters To Affirm US Citizenship

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A bill awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder's signature would require voters to declare their citizenship before getting a ballot.

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7:07 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Ruth Johnson: Citizenship Question Will Not Be on November Ballot Applications

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says she will not contest a federal judge’s ruling that a citizenship question may not be on the ballot applications people will fill out at the polls in November.

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12:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

League of Women Voters Helps Public with Issues, Candidates

For close to a century, the League of Women Voters has aimed to inform voters objectively about political issues and candidates.  With the 2012 election now four weeks away, WKAR’s Mark Bashore checked in with the organization’s Michigan President, Susan Smith.

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6:33 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Ruth Johnson Sued Over Citizenship Box on Voter Forms

Kevin Rosseel morgueFile

A coalition of unions, voters, county clerks and civil rights groups is suing Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in federal court.

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6:30 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Voters Have Until Monday to Register for Primary

WKAR file photo

Michigan residents who want to vote in the August 7 primary election have only a few days left to register.

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6:31 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Voters Rights Groups Oppose Election Law Changeup

Mark Bashore WKAR

The state Senate has approved some prospective changes in Michigan voting laws.

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