In the News in Michigan

[Michigan news] Every vote counts, but some count more than others

It’s true that every vote counts – but if you live in Michigan, your vote may have counted a lot more in this week’s primary election than it will in the November general election.

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[Oakland County news] League of Women Voters hosting Oakland County forum on redistricting reform

The League of Women Voters Oakland Area will be hosting a public forum on Saturday, April 21 to discuss the results of Michigan’s 2011 redistricting and how to improve the process moving forward.

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[Metro Detroit news] Redistricting discussion brings understanding at LWV forum

The Downriver Sunday Times filed a report on the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights League of Women Voters forum held to educate citizens about the redistricting process.

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[Oakland County news] Oakland Dems: Emails show GOP plot to gain redistricting control

Oakland County Democrats say emails they released Tuesday prove Republican state legislators and county officials plotted to shift control of redistricting in the county for partisan political gain.

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[Metro Detroit news] Redistricting forum to be held in Dearborn

The featured speaker is State Sen. Morris Hood III, who represents Dearborn and neighboring communities.

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[Michigan news] Appeals court voids redistricting law for Oakland County Board of Commissioners

The state Court of Appeals has ruled that a law which reduces the number of Oakland County Commissioners and changes the way district lines are drawn is unconstitutional.

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[Midland news] League of Women Voters seeks transparent redistricting process

“Redistricting is important because how the lines are drawn determines who gets elected.” she said. “The voters should be choosing their representatives, not the other way around.”

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[Oakland County news] Oakland County commission redistricting law struck down

An Ingham County judge on Wednesday struck down a controversial state law that changed the way Oakland County’s commissioner districts are drawn.

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[Wisconsin news] Lawmakers were made to pledge secrecy over redistricting

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that during last year’s redistricting in Wisconsin, “Republican lawmakers were told to ignore public comments and instead focus on what was said in private strategy sessions, according to a GOP memo that became public Monday.”

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MI League of Women Voters hosting public forums to discuss redistricting reform

Do you have ideas on how to improve redistricting in Michigan? The Midland Area League of Women Voters will be hosting a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 15 to discuss the results of Michigan’s 2011 redistricting and how to improve the process moving forward.

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