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Ferndale Ballot Question Would Clarify…

October 14th 2015

Ferndale Ballot Question Would Clarify How Nominating Petition Signatures are Counted (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 14, 2015) Voters in Ferndale will be faced with a Charter Amendment proposal on the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot regarding the way signatures are counted on nominating petitions. The wording on the ballot says “This Charter amendment would modify the […]

The Long and Short of Lines at the Polls

November 13th 2012

To learn more about Michigan’s requirements for conducting elections, visit the State’s page at,4670,7-127-1633_11976—,00.html, and specifically this guide at

The Power of the Public Test

July 31st 2012

Carl Weiler wore his Superman shirt on July 26 when he and Jim Whipple came to City Hall to witness the obligatory public test of election equipment. The test takes place in the weeks before every election so the public can see that the equipment works. It gives them a chance to see the safeguards that are in place to prevent problems, such as a malfunction or tampering, before election day.

Governor Snyder Vetoes Three Election-Related Bills, Signs 11 Others

July 9th 2012

Snyder did sign into law 11 other bills, including those that establish more stringent requirements before a political party will be recognized in Michigan, and requirements that Independent committees must file quarterly spending reports with the State. Other bills require all ballot or petition language must be submitted to the Secretary of State prior to circulation.

Get Your Note Where You Vote

November 7th 2011

“Get Your Note Where You Vote! is just part of the communications plan,” said McGrath. “We encourage our residents to review our website for great information. Talk to your neighbors. If they don’t have access to a computer, offer the information you have found or encourage them to go to the Library to use a computer. Preparing for and communicating during an emergency relies on the entire Community, we can’t do it ourselves.”