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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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Voting 101: Understanding differences between wards, precincts, quadrants, neighborhoods

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has wards, precincts, neighborhoods and quadrants. This can be sometimes be confusing. Understanding what wards and precincts are, and how they differentiate from neighborhoods and quadrants, is important for local elections. Wards are...

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Mayoral debate to combine citizen questions, co-moderator leadership

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center is hosting a mayoral debate on July 15, 2015 at the Wealthy Theater. The mayoral candidates debating are Rosalynn Bliss, Robert Dean, John George and Willard Lee. The...

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Voters must register by July 7, participation encouraged in upcoming elections

by (Kayla Tucker)

Submitted 06-16-2015 under NEWS

Statistically, less people vote in local elections than national elections due to misconceptions on how the vote counts and errors in voter registration. Darlene O’Neal, City Clerk of Grand Rapids, believes that the issue of lack of voting is...

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Why I'm voting yes today on Proposal 1

by (xopher)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under OPINION

After much deliberation, I've decided to vote yes on Proposal 1 tomorrow. Doing what we can to address the road crisis as soon as possible is more fiscally responsible than leaving it, even though the plan is poorly thought out and insufficient...

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Voting for Write Michigan short stories contest almost over

by (deeMiner_b)

Submitted 01-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Online voting by the public for Write Michigan short story entries continues through January 31. The contest is in its third year, and includes not only a public vote but a judge's vote as well. The judges will be voting on seven...

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Mayor addresses citizen questions on eve of elections

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, with City Connection landing on the evening before midterm elections, our Community Engagement...

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Open voting for all ArtPrize entries in "Round One" ends Saturday

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 10-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Round 1 voting for ArtPrize 2014 ends on Saturday, October 4 at 11:59 p.m. If visitors want to see their favorites in the Final 20, now’s the time to vote, as there are only two days left in the competition. “The margin of votes between...

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New ArtPrize voting structure emphasizes public versus juror debate

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

In an effort to continue broadening the discussion between public and expert opinions, ArtPrize has changed the prize system for this year which may affect how the public decides to vote. The much talked about Top 10 will become the Final 20, split...

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