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Vote Detroit: Democratic Participation for Positive Change

With Mayor Dave Bing announcing this week that he won’t seek another term, and former Detroit Public Schools superintendent Doctor John Telford throwing his name in the hat at the last moment, the pool of candidates seeking to win the mayorship is finalized, and the August sixth primary is going to be here before you know it.

But Detroit has a historically low voter turnout.

A group called Vote Detroit is working to change that.

Co-founder Allison Kriger tells WDET’s Travis Wright that the people behind the initiative all have one thing in common.

Started by Detroit natives Allison Kriger and Ellen Schneider, Vote Detroit is a non-partisan initiative aimed at raising awareness and increasing civic participation amongst city residents.