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Bay City is looking to both encourage voting and protect people from the flu on election day

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Voters in Bay City will have a chance to kill two birds with one stone on election day.

The Monitor Township Hall will have pharmacists on hand to give out flu shots before or after residents vote.

Vote and Vax is a national campaign geared toward making flu shots more available to people. Continue reading

Governor approves end to straight-ticket voting

Snyder_courtesy_4Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that eliminates the option of voting a straight-party ballot on Election Day.

Michigan was one of 10 states that allows straight-ticket voting with one mark on the ballot. Democrats opposed the bill. They say getting rid of the straight-ticket option will discourage some people from voting, and will lead to longer lines on Election Day.
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Eleven more Michigan cities could legalize small amounts of pot on Nov. 4

potOn Election Day, eleven Michigan cities will consider legalizing small amounts of marijuana. That’s the largest number of municipalities to consider the question in a single election in Michigan. Continue reading