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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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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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michigan voting issues
Find out where to return your absentee ballot or vote in-person before Election Day.
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detroit elections voting 2020
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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detroit elections voting 2020
Detroiters' votes count -- and we want your help in developing our election coverage.
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Detroit ballot tracker
Everything we know about BallotTrax, the Detroit ballot tracker that caused confusion for some voters who cast votes by mail.
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Sign indicating a polling location had moved in Detroit on Aug 4.
Polling places changed last minute, absentee ballots that never came, polls that opened late -- voting issues plagued the Detroit primary.
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Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State
A sharp increase in the number of people voting by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic could slow the counting of ballots in Michigan's August primary and the November general election, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Wednesday.
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