COVID-19 scrambles census plan, leaders stress online option

BY: - March 16, 2020

Michigan kicked off the largest census campaign in state history with bipartisan leaders in February, allocating a record $16 million for outreach and preparation and setting a goal for 82% participation this year. But now the COVID-19 outbreak and a number of statewide closures ordered by the governor might put a wrench in that plan. […]

Michigan SOS: Precincts will need more staff, resources for Nov. election

BY: - March 11, 2020

Updated, 11:27 a.m. 3/12/20 Tuesday’s presidential primary election in Michigan went relatively smoothly, according to the Michigan Department of State (SOS), despite high voter turnout and an increased workload for many of the state’s 1,500 local clerks. In a conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon, SOS spokesperson Jake Rollow said that data is still coming […]