Category Archives: Elections

November 9, 2018

2018 Election Produced Interesting Results

  For the first time in 32 years, Democrats won all three constitutional offices (Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State). Gretchen Whitmer won the Governor’s race by over nine points. The Attorney General contest went early into the morning, but…
October 29, 2018

Election Day Polling Place Line Survey

The Michigan Secretary of State's Bureau of Elections has partnered with the Bipartisan Policy Center to solicit municipal clerk participation in a Line Data Collection Program on election day this year. A similar study was conducted during the 2016 election with…
January 17, 2018

House Considering Bill Limiting Millage Elections

The House Elections committee has posted a hearing for next week on House Bill 4814 (Albert).  This bill would limit all local governments to only being able to offer a millage question on the November General Election date.  Originally scheduled to be…
December 22, 2017

Year-End Legislative Wrap-Up

While last week's House and Senate adjournment merely marks the mid-point of this two-year legislative session, that did not mean that the Legislature coasted into their holiday break. Highlighted by the intense activity surrounding OPEB reform, both legislative chambers pursued…
December 23, 2015

Communities Voice Opposition to Campaign Finance Bill

Throughout the week, communities across Michigan have been voicing their opposition to the last second inclusion of language to Senate Bill 571 that would ban communication with voters on local ballot questions within 60 days of an election.  This change…
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