Michigan voter ID law http://michiganradio.org en US Supreme Court ruling not likely to change Michigan's citizenship 'affirmation' for voters http://michiganradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-ruling-not-likely-change-michigans-citizenship-affirmation-voters <p>Michigan voters will probably still need to affirm their citizenship before they cast ballots. &nbsp;&nbsp;That's despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling today.</p><p></p><p>The nation’s highest court struck down an Arizona law that required individuals to prove their citizenship status when they registered to vote.</p><p></p><p>Michigan requires voters to ‘affirm’ their citizenship status, but not necessarily provide proof.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:47:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 13092 at http://michiganradio.org US Supreme Court ruling not likely to change Michigan's citizenship 'affirmation' for voters Want to vote early in Michigan? What's your excuse? http://michiganradio.org/post/want-vote-early-michigan-whats-your-excuse <p>The presidential election is still a month away, but in many states, early voting is already underway.</p><p>Today, Ohio opened the polls to early voters.</p><p>It’s one of 34 states that have some kind of early voting system.</p><p>Michigan, however, is not one of those states.</p><p>Last week, I went to my local city hall. I was feeling good. It was my daughter’s 18<sup>th</sup> birthday. I helped her register to vote - civic pride for a dad.</p><p>After that, my mood darkened. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:00:48 +0000 Keith Oppenheim 9314 at http://michiganradio.org Want to vote early in Michigan? What's your excuse? Election groups up the ante in battle over "citizenship checkbox" http://michiganradio.org/post/election-groups-ante-battle-over-citizenship-checkbox <p>The Michigan Election Coalition has asked Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to remove the “citizenship checkbox” from ballot applications statewide.</p><p>But so far, Johnson says she has no intention of doing that.</p><p>The question—asking voters to affirm their US citizenship before voting—<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120807/COL33/120807094/stephen-henderson-lousy-feeling-on-election-day">confused and outraged some voters </a>in the August primary.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 00:55:19 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8942 at http://michiganradio.org Election groups up the ante in battle over "citizenship checkbox" Reports of confusion, frustration over voter ID law after Tuesday primary http://michiganradio.org/post/reports-confusion-frustration-over-voter-id-law-after-tuesday-primary <p>Some Michigan voters were <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20120807/NEWS15/120807087/citizenship-michigan-ballot">wrongly turned away from the polls last Tuesday</a> after refusing to affirm their US citizenship.</p><p>But some other voters&mdash;and an elections watchdog group&mdash;say they also encountered problems with misguided enforcement of the state&rsquo;s voter ID law.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 23:02:11 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8642 at http://michiganradio.org