State Senate Passes Online Voter Registration Bills

Mar 16, 2018
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(MPRN-Lansing) You might soon be able to register to vote from the comfort of your home. Lawmakers in the state Senate passed a bill Thursday for online voter registration. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A ballot campaign will begin gathering signatures to add a voting rights amendment to the state constitution. If the effort gathers enough signatures, the question will go on the November ballot for voters to decide. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A new campaign wants to put a voters’ bill of rights into the state constitution. Backers plan to launch a petition drive to place the question on the November ballot. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A new candidate entered the ring for Michigan Republican Secretary of State nominee Tuesday. Each political party will pick its nominee for Secretary of State at a convention in 2018. Stan Grot hopes the Republicans will choose him. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Secretary of State is willing to turn over some voter information to a federal commission. President Donald Trump wants voter names, addresses, party affiliation and voting records. This is part of a commission’s investigation into voter fraud.