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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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What cities lose when plagued by low voter turnout

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under OPINION

Voters in the Grand Rapids area decided vital issues close to home in the last local election election, which included ballot proposals for millions of dollars to improve the quality of public schools as well as new candidates for local office. That...

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Election results yield victories for school bonds, elected officials

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-04-2015 under NEWS

Correction: This article originally stated that the Kenowa Hills bonding proposal passed, after faulty information from local reports. The proposal failed, and has been corrected within the text.    Local elections on Nov. 3 yielded...

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Democrats face off for Michigan House seat in special primary

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters will choose between two Democrats hoping to serve as the area’s State House Representative. The winner in Tuesday’s special primary will then face off against the currently unopposed Republican candidate. The...

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GR area incumbents face opposition in Nov. 3 elections

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NEWS

In election bids across Grand Rapids-area suburbs, incumbent elected officials will face opposition from outside candidates. In East Grand Rapids, the current mayor and 3rd Ward Commissioner will both vie for reelection. In Kentwood, current at-...

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ArtPrize Round 1 Voting to end Saturday

by (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

ArtPrize Seven is now through its first week, with the Jurors' ShortList and public vote tallies for the top 25 in each category now running live on the Leaderboard on the ArtPrize website. Over 260,000 public votes have already been cast....

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How to Vote: Video tutorial explains options

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

So you're downtown, looking at art during ArtPrize, and you'd really like place your votes for the work you like. But how? Do you need a smartphone?  Do you need to register while you're downtown? Can you just do it from your...

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Candidates answer citizen questions on gentrification, race, police, LGBTQIA

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-01-2015 under NEWS

For our last set of citizen questions answered by the mayoral candidates, we’re addressing questions of social ills and issues: housing and gentrification, race, police relations and welcoming LGBTQ residents. All questions were collected at...

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Candidates answer citizen questions on economy, talent retention, Airbnb, transportation

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under NEWS

With local citizens headed to the polls on Tuesday, August 4 to select their choice for Grand Rapids’ next mayor, we’re bringing more responses from the candidates to our citizen questions. Many citizens had questions about the local...

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Where are the votes?

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has over 130,000 registered voters, but the actual act of voting rarely peaks over 80,000 participants within the city limits. Least likely among those participants at the polls are young people and people of color. When asked, the...

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