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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.

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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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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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track your absentee ballot michigan
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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sick woman checking temperature. how to vote if you have covid 19 symptoms - request an emergency ballot in michigan instead of going to the polls
If you're sick or may have been exposed to COVID-19 and planned to vote in-person, request an emergency ballot instead.
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ballot drop box in detroit with road construction that restricts access
"The architecture in Detroit is very old, and a lot of polling locations are set up in this old architecture so there are always a lot of issues around mobility and access to voting machines here."
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detroit poll workers
Detroit has secured 10,000 poll workers for Election Day. We look at the state of poll working and how the city is preparing for Nov. 3.
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Black women suffragists in the early 1900s.
Easier access to voting is important in any election season, but in a pandemic it’s vital -- and there are some particular implications for women. Sharon Dolente of the ACLU of MIchigan is one of the women fighting to ensure voting access.
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mural at matrix theater, where electoral chaotic event will take place
Welcome to The Electoral Chaotic, where you can reflect on the role of community leaders -- or, rage-smash a cupcake.
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naacp texts Black voter turnout Detroit
The NAACP's Black Voters Change Lives program aims to increase turnout in Detroit and other areas, relying on texts and other no-contact canvassing.
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