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State panel wrestles with ballot initiative uncertainty

A state panel that approves citizen petition drive language mulled the idea Monday of adding a large disclaimer to guidelines for ballot circulators that...

Proposal 3 got teens to polls, Kushner clashes with Ronna McDaniel...

Proposal 3 may have snagged the least attention of ballot measures last year (the other two legalized pot and went after gerrymandering), but its...

SOS moves to resolve voting lawsuit, GOP plans suit to salvage...

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said on Wednesday that her office is launching initiatives aimed at resolving a 2018 voting rights lawsuit, an announcement...

Benson expects SCOTUS to rule on Michigan gerrymandering case

Updated, 8:12 a.m. 6/5/19 A federal court handed Democrats a big victory in April by ruling that the GOP rigged legislative maps to “historic proportions,”...

Shirkey pushes ‘22 ballot initiative terminating term limits

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) said Thursday that he wants to reform term limits — once they force him out of office...

Benson: No regrets on 30-minute Secretary of State office guarantee

After uncovering considerable problems at branch offices and struggling with computer problems since taking office, does Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson regret making a...

Column: More Americans sue over gerrymandered state maps – but the...

Partisan gerrymandering is when a congressional or state legislative district map is drawn in a way the severely lessens the ability of one party,...

U.S. Supreme Court delays Michigan gerrymandering decision

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday that it would put a Michigan gerrymandering case on hold as it weighs other, similar cases in North...

Voting rights, campaign finance ballot groups challenge petition law

Voting rights and campaign finance ballot groups on Thursday filed a legal complaint challenging a law that makes it more difficult for groups to...

Nessel declares Lame Duck law capping ballot signatures unconstitutional

Attorney General Dana Nessel on Wednesday declared unconstitutional key portions of a controversial law that capped the number of petition signatures that can be...

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