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"The Michigan Secretary of State is suing Hewlett-Packard for failing to upgrade the computer systems in 131 Secretary of State offices. The tech provider did not complete the $49 million upgrade by the 2010 deadline and stopped providing technical support after the contract was terminated this summer." (WDET)


Republicans in the state Senate have put a damper on a legislative effort to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan. 

File photo of Recount of Kalamazoo County State Senate Race in 2014

Democratic state lawmakers are again hoping to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan. 

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has said recently that more people who have died or moved out of state must be removed from the state’s voter registration database before lawmakers will agree to stop putting conditions on who can vote absentee.

The state Bureau of Elections says significant progress has been made to clean up Michigan’s voter files.

State Dismisses Campaign Finance Complaint Against Snyder

Feb 4, 2015

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Bureau of Elections says Governor Rick Snyder did not break campaign finance laws during his State of the State speech last month. 

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