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Detroit Elections

Detour is producing stories for the 2020 presidential election that help readers vote effectively, safely and confidently, involving you in the process to make sure we’re serving your information needs and delivering you community-driven journalism, resources and context that breaks out of the daily news cycle. We’ll break down what’s on your 2020 elections ballot, explain the ins-and-outs of voting from home, track key news from local races and monitor voting issues in the Detroit area — from absentee ballot delivery to polling place changes. Our coverage will continue to be guided by you. We’ll answer your questions about voting, candidates and ballot proposals, and we will focus on the issues you’ve said matter most to you. Read more about our election coverage plan here.

Track results with us here, and follow our live updates for essential news about the election and what happens after the polls close for the city and state.

michigan voting issues
Op-ed: Volunteering at the polls restored a good deal of my faith in the integrity of our elections. That’s not to say there weren’t any issues — they just all got resolved.
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Photo of Detroit ballot drop box. Detroiters deserve scrutiny of election problems
Op-ed: Detroiters deserve thorough scrutiny of how the election went -- both the good and bad.
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tcf center detroit poll workers count
Inside TCF Center, in the eye of the storm, Detroit’s poll workers meticulously checked thousands of ballots to ensure every vote was counted for the 2020 election.
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proposal n results passes
Proposal N, better known as the Detroit blight bond, was passed by voters and will allow the city to issue $250 million in bonds to address 14,000 blighted homes.
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The democratic incumbent, who was up against Republican challenger John James, will return to the Senate to serve his second six-year term.
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GOP poll challengers gather outside of TCF center in Detroit, chanting, “stop the vote” as Trump filed suit to halt the count.
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joe biden
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has won Michigan, flipping blue after the state elected President Donald Trump in 2016.
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Detroit voting guide.
Here are the results from the Detroit election this year, from the local school board to the President.
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vote in person detroit
From registering to vote on Election Day to how election workers are keeping safe, we've got you covered.
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Election misinformation flourishes when voters don’t speak English and can’t access quality information. As journalists, we must reach people where they are.
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detroit election week live updates
Breaking down the most essential things to know about Election Week in Detroit and Michigan, with live updates, results and more.
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detroit vote count errors unbalanced counting boards
Give yourself peace of mind by tracking your absentee ballot, and learn how to spoil your ballot if there are any problems.
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