Hundreds of people will be at work Tuesday across Delta Township and Eaton County to run the election. Their work includes issuing ballots to registered voters, monitoring the voting equipment, explaining how to mark the ballot or use the voting equipment and counting votes.
By RAY WILBUR
Capital News Service
LANSING — When Michigan voters cast ballots Nov. 8, they’ll be lining up at voting machines that may be 15 years old in some places. County clerks and election officials say they hope for updated equipment by 2017, or at least by the time voters decide on Michigan’s new governor in 2018. But they say voters this November could face machine crashes and long wait times caused by the aging equipment. Already Michigan ranks 46th in the nation for how much time the average voter will take to cast a ballot, according to a Massachussetts Institute of Technology study.
By Andrew Merkle
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Reporter
A lot can be learned during an election year. After looking at Ingham County’s voting history ahead of the March 8 Michigan primary, one would learn that the county overwhelmingly supports candidates of the Democratic Party. Democratic candidates have won the county in each general election dating back to 2004, according to POLITICO. That’s right. The Republican Party is 0-for-7 in Ingham County going back to President George W. Bush’s reelection in 2004.
By Peter Nuttall
Living In The Ledge Staff Reporter
This past Election Day in Grand Ledge resulted in a poor turnout of voters. According to Grand Ledge City Clerk Gregory Newman, only 10 percent of the registered voters in the city of Grand Ledge came out to the polls to vote on Nov. 3. “Ten percent is a very disappointing number,” Grand Ledge Mayor Kalmin Smith said. This year was a non-presidential election year where only city council spots were up for election.
By Evan Kreager
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer
Lansing, Mich—At 7 a.m. Nov. 6, polling locations across the country opened to voters. Some of us have participated in countless presidential elections. Others are voting for the very first time. In an area like Ingham County that is home to one of the largest universities in the county, the latter of the two groups of voters is exceptionally large.