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Thinking outside the ballot box

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 05-01-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

In early April at the Herkimer Community Room, Dwelling Place residents played a very interesting game of bingo. Voting Bingo is not played with letters and it’s not played with numbers. However, the competition was just as intense. It’s...

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Important things to remember for today's Presidential Primary

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-08-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids citizens can cast their vote in the Michigan Presidential Primary today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at their local polling stations. Voters do not have to be registered with any party to vote today. But the primary is a closed primary, so...

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Voting 101: Voting rates historically lower in primaries, for young people, black residents

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under NEWS

The August 4 Primary Election in Grand Rapids may determine the next mayor of the city. Primary elections typically have a lower voter turnout than general elections, but this also means an individual citizen's vote carries more weight in...

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Voting 101: Getting clear about rights, responsibilities at polls

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids will be holding Primary Elections on August 4 and City General Elections on November 3. With the Primaries drawing closer, questions like photo ID requirements, employee rights to leave work and whether or not your...

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GRCC $98.6 million millage loss, campaigners could have done more

by (emberlyvick)

Submitted 05-21-2012 under OPINION

Neither luck nor charm responded to GRCC’s third attempt to attract favorable voters to the polls. The college experienced its third consecutive campaign loss since 2007, a $98.6 million-bond proposal, in a defeat on May 8th. Potential funding...

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