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Mich. House Approves Bills To Tighten Voting Laws

The Republican-led Michigan House passed several measures Tuesday aimed at tightening state election laws that backers say would protect against voter fraud and critics counter would create obstacles to voting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012

Group: Emergency Manager Recall Petitions Flawed

Bob LaBrant of Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility said the petitions turned in by the pro-repeal group Stand Up for Democracy aren’t legal because the heading is printed in a type that’s smaller than required.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2012

Michigan Casino Campaigns Face Difficult Challenge

Two rival groups want to open a combined 15 new casinos in the state. They hope to ask voters for approval in November, but they first must collect nearly 323,000 voter signatures just to make the ballot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2012

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16 Percent Turnout For Michigan Presidential Primary

Michigan election officials say 16 percent of the state’s registered voters cast ballots in this week’s presidential primary election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2012

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Few Voters Cast Ballots In Michigan Presidential Primary

Election officials expect between 15 percent and 20 percent of the state’s registered voters to cast ballots in Tuesday’s presidential primary election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2012

Detroit Official Predicts 10-12% Voter Turnout

Overwhelmingly Democratic Detroit will see a voter turnout of 10 percent to 12 percent in Tuesday’s state presidential primary, with many people casting ballots out of pride at not missing an election, the city’s elections director said Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2012


Dems Want Rule Change To Avoid Confusing Voters

“This is clearly partisan mischief,” said Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2012


Local Election Results; Detroiters Approve Charter Revision

Low voter turnout in several metro Detroit communities, as few voters choose candidates and decided on critical tax questions. Detroit voters decided on school board members and if City Council members should be elected by district — instead of at large.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/09/2011


Group of Detroiters Urging ‘No’ On City Charter Changes

On November 8, Detroiters will have to decide if they want a new City Charter to replace the current one. This has at least one group of voters urging people to vote “no.”



Mich. Voters Must Register By Tuesday

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that they have until Tuesday, October 11, to register in order to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2011