Election Day http://michiganradio.org en Voting rights hotline and volunteers ready for Election Day http://michiganradio.org/post/voting-rights-hotline-and-volunteers-ready-election-day <p align="LEFT">A voting rights group says it will be on call on Election Day.</p><p align="LEFT">Volunteers will staff a hotline that voters can call if they experience problems casting a ballot.</p><p align="LEFT">Jocelyn Benson is with the Michigan Center for Election Law.</p><p align="LEFT">She says the phone number will be on yard signs outside most precincts.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:03:44 +0000 Tracy Samilton 9610 at http://michiganradio.org Today is Election Day http://michiganradio.org/post/today-election-day <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-980153.mp3</p><p>You may not know this, but today is Election Day in many places in Michigan. There are primary elections for municipal offices in a wide scattering of communities.&nbsp; In Sharon Township in Washtenaw County, there&rsquo;s an effort to recall a couple local officials over a bad hiring decision some residents think they made.</p><p>And you owe it to yourself to find out what&rsquo;s on the ballot where you live, and then go to the polls and vote.&nbsp; Most people who are eligible won&rsquo;t do that today, so your vote will have more influence than it would in some elections.</p><p>Local elections sometimes have more impact on our lives that elections that get more press. And if you live in the Oakland County suburb of Troy, today&rsquo;s election will have the biggest impact of all.</p><p>Last year Troy, a mostly affluent, white-collar suburb, voted to abolish its library. Granted, the ballot proposal was somewhat confusing, but that is what they did. Now, they have one last chance.</p><p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:11:11 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 3572 at http://michiganradio.org Today is Election Day It's Election Day http://michiganradio.org/post/its-election-day <p><span class="article-content"><span>It&#39;s Election Day. <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633_11619-123989--,00.html">Voters </a>in Michigan are set to choose many new candidates for top offices.<br /> <br /> Voters are set to choose a new governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general. Voters will also choose two state Supreme Court nominees. All of Michigan&#39;s fifteen U.S. Congressional seats are also up for election, as well as seats for the state Senate and House.<br /> Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:09:09 +0000 Zoe Clark 219 at http://michiganradio.org