After voters changed the constitution, at least 38 communities are providing early voting before the Nov. 7 election. The local elections are expected to work out the kinks before next year’s presidential contest.
The Secretary of State vows an appeal of a ruling that found she flouted state law in rolling out rules limiting poll challengers. It’s the most recent ruling finding that she overstepped her authority.
Michigan had one of the highest rates of young voter turnout in 2022. Now, lawmakers want Michigan to join other states in allowing 16 year-olds to pre-register, making them automatically eligible to cast ballots when they turn 18.
In their efforts to remove dead voters and residents who have moved, state officials and clerks call on community groups to check their work and make sure no eligible voters have their registrations canceled.
Michigan’s decentralized election administration means the first line of defense in election security are the 1,609 county, municipal and township clerks, who are responsible for overseeing and protecting equipment and following the law — or not.