elections

6:23 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Benton Harbor Activist Gets 10 Year Prison Sentence for Forgery

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Edward Pinkney was found guilty in November of changing signature dates on a petition to recall Benton Harbor James Hightower
ST. JOSEPH - Benton Harbor activist Edward Pinkney will spend up to 10 years in prison for forgery. He was sentenced Monday to five concurrent terms of 2 1/2 to 10 years for changing signature dates on recall petitions.
8:17 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Bill to Change Distributing Michigan's Electoral Votes to Get Hearing on Monday

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Supporters say proposal would help attract attention to Michigan during Presidential campaigns
LANSING - A plan to change how Michigan allocates its 16 Electoral College votes will get a hearing at noon Monday. The hearing comes during a week when the Legislature is on a two-week break for deer hunting season and Thanksgiving and on a day when lawmakers rarely, if ever, meet.
7:40 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Polls Open from 7a.m. to 8p.m. Tuesday

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Various offices and tax requests are on the ballot throughout Southwest Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kalamazoo County and elsewhere for the May 6 election. Seven school districts, two intermediate school districts, two cities and one library district in the Kalamazoo region have ballot questions or candidates before voters.
9:44 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Kalamazoo County Campaign Finance Reports to be Online as Part of Pilot Program

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Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow says he's working on separate program to allow searches of past campaigns
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County residents interested in viewing campaign finance records of local elected officials will soon have online accessibility to those reports. Kalamazoo County was recently selected by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to be one of two counties to participate in a pilot program that will offer electronic campaign-finance reporting for local candidates and ballot questions.
6:13 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Gull Lake Voters Narrowly Reject Millage for Facility Upgrades

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The tax would have been levied over nine years
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
RICHLAND, MI - While results are still unofficial, it appears voters in the Gull Lake school district have rejected a millage proposa l for facility upgrade by a narrow five-vote margin. The proposed 0.65-mill tax increase was defeated with just over 50 percent of voters, by an unofficial tally of 1,029 to 1,024.

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