Michigan Election Coalition http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's election system needs to be improved http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-election-system-needs-be-improved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Remember back to the nightmare election of 2000, when for five weeks after the voting, we did not know who our next president would be?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The culprit, of course was Florida.</span></p><p>You’ve probably seen those photos of confused poll workers trying to recount the ballots, holding defective punch cards up to the light and squinting to see if the holes were punched through.</p><p>Well, back then I felt sort of smug. Michigan, I believed, had no real problems as far as elections were concerned. &nbsp;Our state cleaned up a lot of irregularities after a problem with a couple close gubernatorial elections in the 1950s. We avoided punch cards after a disastrous experiment in Detroit in 1970. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:07:05 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 17377 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's election system needs to be improved 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"