A hike in voter registration may cause a hike in voter turn out

Eli Pales life right now is full of plenty of coffee and lots of work. “In previous years we just haven’ t had the people in place that cared enough about voter turn out,” said Pales. 

Historically voter turn out in midterm election is low, but this time we are seeing changes said Pales. “We’ve gotten tons and tons of people registered. I’m hearing from the clerk that our voter reg numbers are gonna be on par with the 2016 general  election and that’s just absolutely insane,” he said. In fact, Pales says voter registration will end up six times higher than the last midterms.

From on-campus to off-campus, Lansing City clerk, Chris Swope, will have his hands full these next few weeks.

Voters reject parking lot proposal

By Chris Hauler
Entirely East Lansing

For years, citizens have urged the city to clean up the blighted section on the west side of downtown. Voters had the chance to approve a proposal which would allow the city to negotiate to sell three acres of vacant or unused property. The proposal needed 60 percent approval to pass, and while the results were close, it ultimately failed to reach the needed outcome by 57% to 43%. Approval would not have led to the direct sale of the property, it would have been an important step in redeveloping that corner. DTN Management Co.