Elections

Elections
10:12 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Sunday at 6pm: Governor's Town Hall Debate

Credit freep.com

An archived Webcast of the debate will be accessible on the www.mivote.org site late evening on October 12, 2014 through November 5, 2014.  

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WNMU Public Broadcasting Presents a Special Town Hall joint appearance with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic nominee Mark Schauer.

Public Radio 90 (90.1FM)will air the Governor’s Town Hall Debate LIVE Sunday, October 12th from 6 to 7pm (eastern time)

Public TV13 will offer a tape delay on Sunday, November 2nd from 10:30 to 11:30pm  (eastern time)

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Elections
9:16 am
Wed October 1, 2014

WI GAB wants to explain voter ID law

MADISON, WI (AP)--   The Wisconsin state elections board wants to spend about $461,000 to educate residents over the next five weeks about the voter identification law that will be in place for the November 4 election. 

The Government Accountability Board said Tuesday that it has asked the Legislature to make the money available for a statewide television, radio and online education campaign.

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Elections/Infrastructure
9:31 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Fixing MI roads a gubernatorial race issue

Credit Fritz Klug / mlive.com

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is criticizing Republican Governor Rick Snyder for being unable to persuade lawmakers to permanently raise more money to improve roads. 

But it's unclear how Schauer would generate at least $1.2 billion more a year that Snyder says is needed to avoid drastic deterioration of roads and bridges.

The lack of a road-funding fix is an issue in the governor's race. Snyder's call for higher gasoline and vehicle registration taxes has stalled.

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Elections
8:52 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Problems arise with online absentee ballot applications

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's elections bureau is warning clerks about problems with a Democratic Party program that lets voters apply online for absentee ballots. 

The bureau alerted election administrators late Monday that clerks are getting applications for voters who don't live in their jurisdiction. The memo obtained by The Associated Press also says they're receiving duplicates, applications without signatures and signatures that don't match records.

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Elections
8:37 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Dems encourage voter participation

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Democrats are launching a new tool they say will allow Michigan voters to apply online for absentee ballots in communities across the state. 

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz made the announcement Thursday about the MIAbsentee.com site.

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