Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Benson claims Trump wanted her tried for treason and ‘potentially executed’

BY: - May 23, 2022

Updated, 9:58 a.m., 10:53 a.m. 5/23/22 with additional comments from Benson’s office Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a national TV interview that former President Donald Trump wanted her to be tried for treason and “potentially executed” following his loss in the November 2020 election. Speaking with NBC News last week, Benson said […]

Michigan GOP House candidate says birth control should be banned, blasts sex outside marriage

BY: - May 23, 2022

A former President Donald Trump-endorsed GOP candidate for a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives says if elected, she will work to ban all forms of birth control. In an interview with the far-right website Church Militant, Jacky Eubanks said that if it ever came to a vote in the Michigan Legislature, “I would […]

Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say

BY: - May 23, 2022

Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators raised a bevy of concerns Thursday about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy. A bipartisan panel of current and former elections officials and experts told the […]

GOP Legislature quickly approves tax cut plan, but will Whitmer sign on?

BY: - May 20, 2022

GOP lawmakers moved quickly to pass a $2.5 billion tax cut plan through both chambers Thursday, while Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other Democrats push her $500 rebate plan.  This is the second time this year that Republicans who control the Legislature and the Democratic governor have squabbled over tax policy during what’s already been a […]

Poor People’s Campaign rallies for social and economic justice on Capitol steps

BY: - May 18, 2022

A small group gathered outside the state Capitol on a rainy Wednesday afternoon for the Michigan Poor People’s Campaign “Moral Witness Wednesday” rally to demand that the state’s elected officials support basic human needs from minimum wage increases to reproductive freedom to prison reform.  “Whether you are working on foreclosures, whether you are working on […]

Carone, Rocha and Alexander among candidates disqualified from running in 2022

BY: - May 18, 2022

Mellissa Carone was disqualified on Tuesday from running in a Republican primary for the Michigan Senate by the Michigan Department of State. Carone, who gained national attention as the star witness in Rudy Giuliani’s mock trial on baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election former President Donald Trump lost before the House Oversight […]

Report: DePerno met with Trump State Dept. official on Jan. 6, 2021

BY: - May 17, 2022

Republican Attorney General candidate Matthew DePerno met with former Assistant Secretary of State Robert Destro during the right-wing insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Destro confirmed to the Washington Post. DePerno, who is endorsed by the Michigan GOP and former President Donald Trump, frequently espouses conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election […]

Benson calls on Legislature to make threats against election officials a felony

BY: - May 17, 2022

Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called on lawmakers Tuesday to make it a felony to make threats against election officials and their families. Benson asked the GOP-led Legislature to work with her on specifics of legislation that would make it a felony to attack, harass or dox election workers and their families, including when […]

Voting rights advocates organize in SE and West Michigan to get measure on the Nov. ballot

BY: - May 16, 2022

Updated, 12:38 p.m., 5/16/22 Voting rights advocates are ramping up efforts on a ballot initiative that seeks to expand voting access in Michigan. On Saturday, Voter Not Politicians (VNP), the nonprofit group that successfully amended the Michigan Constitution in 2018 to create a nonpartisan citizen-led redistricting process, hosted a series of large-scale trainings and petition […]

Thousands rally for abortion rights in Ann Arbor as Supreme Court decision looms

BY: - May 15, 2022

“We support Roe!” chanted activists as the Bans Off Our Bodies rally kicked off Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor.  About 2,000 people attended the protest organized by Planned Parenthood at the University of Michigan. It was part of a national day of action on Saturday, fueled by the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s leaked draft overturning […]

GOP Rep. Brann: Expanding Elliott-Larsen to LGBTQ+ people is the ‘right thing to do’

BY: - May 14, 2022

Updated, 1:06 p.m., 5/16/22 GOP state lawmakers in Michigan and beyond are in the midst of a coordinated legislative pushback on gay and transgender rights, which includes rhetoric equating LGBTQ+ people with pedophiles and attempts to ban transgender student athletes from sports. Not all Republicans are on board, however, including a GOP lawmaker from West […]

Six GOP candidates for governor say Whitmer should be criminally investigated

BY: - May 13, 2022

Squaring off at their first debate of the 2022 election cycle Thursday, six Republican candidates for governor said that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should be criminally investigated for her handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right-wing media personality Tudor Dixon, self-described “quality guru” Perry Johnson, businessman Kevin Rinke, chiropractor Garrett Soldano, activist Ryan Kelley […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

August 2

Statewide Primary Election

November 8

Statewide General Election

Note

Since Proposal 3 passed in 2018, there is no deadline to register to vote in the state of Michigan. Michigan allows same day registration.

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