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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.

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With less than two weeks left until Election Day, there are still a few ways to vote early in Detroit. Here's what to know about absentee voting and what to do instead of mailing your ballot.
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We’ve got three open slots for the Detroit school board this election season—and 14 candidates. How to decide? Detour did some digging to compile details for you.
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"It will send a strong message to not only law enforcement, but community members that we still have a bit of our fight in protecting our civil liberties."
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Don’t overlook the judicial races on your Detroit ballot this election -- here are the candidates running for Michigan Supreme Court and Wayne County's 3rd Circuit Court.
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Michigan will not allow people to openly carry guns at or near polling places on Election Day in an effort to limit voter intimidation, the state's top election official said Friday.
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Michigan’s Senate race is one of the most closely watched in the nation this election.
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Kayaking at Belle Isle, state park in Detroit. Proposal 1 on Michigan ballots this election asks voters to make decisions about how public funds for parks and recreation should be spent.
Funding for parks and public lands sounds like an easy yes for conservationists -- but that’s an oversimplification of what’s at stake with Proposal 1, and not all environmentalists agree on this issue.
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Detroit voting guide.
Detroit voters have more options than ever to cast their votes for the Nov. 3 general election -- but those new choices mean new rules.
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Detroit's financial struggles of the recent past are worth looking at as voters decide whether Detroit should issue $250 million in bonds to fight blight.
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Blighted house in Detroit. Proposal N is a ballot initiative that aims to demolish 8,000 blighted homes in Detroit
Here’s everything you need to know about the $250 million blight bond before voting.
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Find out where to return your absentee ballot or vote in-person before Election Day.
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Why should you look to Detour for local election coverage? Simply put: because our number one goal is to provide election coverage that serves Detroit-area readers.
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