The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor Tuesday’s elections to protect against discrimination “on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.”
It’s time to make your voices heard: Tuesday is Election Day across metro Detroit.
As voters go to the polls Tuesday, the biggest name and most prominent issue in the struggling city are Kevyn Orr and his Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing.
Michigan voters lined up early Tuesday at precincts around the state, bundled against temperatures in the 20s and 30s, to cast ballots in a host of local, state and national races.
Absentee voters picking up and dropping off ballots have the Royal Oak City Clerk’s office buzzing with activity.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is reminding voters of some of the general rules surrounding voter conduct at the polls.
Six contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.
Supporters of a ballot proposal facing Michigan voters see a simple solution to the problem of tax increases: Make it harder to raise them. But critics argue that approving Proposal 2 could lead to cuts elsewhere and shift increases to fees or other charges.
A judge last week said the added requirement would cause confusion among voters.
Groups wanting to stop the spread of casinos in Michigan say they’ll file a lawsuit to try to halt a fall referendum that would allow more gambling halls.