Tuesday’s Elections Are First Chance to Exercise New Voting Rights Under Prop 3

These are the first elections new Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will oversee. She joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson.

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It’s Election Day here in Michigan. Yes, you read that right.

We don’t talk very often about May elections, especially in off-years. But they’re important. Several communities in Metro Detroit have millages and other proposals up for a vote.

Arguably, these are the kinds of decisions that affect you most.

But Tuesday’s elections are even more significant because they’re the first time people will be able to exercise new voting rights under last year’s Proposal 3 initiative. That means no-reason absentee voting and same-day registration are now part of the landscape.

It’s also the first election overseen by new Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

She joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to talk about how the changes will roll out.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.


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