Guidelines prevent voter fraud in Lansing

The City of Lansing provided all precincts with guidelines and checkoff sheets for every step of the voting process in order to ensure the integrity of the process, said Robbin Bell, chair of precincts five and 45. “We always were meticulous,” Bell said. “Because of this, we haven’t felt the need to change how we go about things.”

The checkoff sheets list what job each worker is doing, what they have to do and how to do it.  

“You really have to go through the checklists,” Bell said. “Even when it comes to setting up the machines you have to go step by step or you could miss a very critical part and mess up the entire process.”

Bell said the system is simple and ensures that everything is connected in the start.

Greater Lansing voters express pride on social media

Voters in the Lansing area are using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share their excitement to vote in this year’s local election. Some people shared their “I Voted” sticker while others posted motivating messages attempting to get others to head to the polls. https://storify.com/lancecohen320/lansing-voters-use-social-media-to-express-voting–5a01db7b718daf7b1b58b589

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The New State Representative Jewell Jones

Jewell Jones is the newest Michigan State Representative, before even graduating college at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Jones was selected to replace the late Judy Plawecki, as soon as he got back from his military assignment. Proceeding with a campaign, Jones won the 2016 election. The Inkster native has really big ideas while in office. He plans on working on bill and legislatures on sexual assault on college campuses, cyber security, and criminal reform as well. “My broad plans to increase capacity and engagement.