Michigan Articles:
October 16th 2009
Haven't Detroit voters spoken enough?
Livingston Daily

In Detroit, there have been three mayors in the past two years and the current one has come under scrutiny. Perhaps a system like instant runoff voting will help bring political stability to motor city.

August 27th 2009
A way to restore the people's Senate
Detroit Free Press

Despite moves to change Massachusetts law to allow for appointments to fill Senate vacancies, Dickerson says mandating special elections would be a "fitting tribute" to the late Sen. Kennedy.

April 17th 2009
Letter: How to improve the SGA election process
Central Michigan Life

A letter to the editor from Central Michigan University Chemistry Professor Wendell Dilling on how the school could improve student government elections through instant runoff voting.

February 23rd 2009
Never turn away a voter
Detroit Free Press

The author calls for a host of election reforms to improve the voting process in Michigan.

November 7th 2008
Push to Expand Early Balloting and Voter Rolls
The New York Times

EAC Chair Rosemary Rodriguez and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton endorse universal and automatic voter registration.

October 17th 2008
October 17th Update on Presidential Visits and Spending

FairVote's press release shows that in the "Swing States of America," candidates ignore a majority of states and follow voting patterns of 2004 Presidential Election.

October 17th 2008
Doing Democracy Right

FairVote's Adam Fogel discusses deficiencies in the U.S. voter registration system and how it can be improved.

July 21st 2008
Influx of Voters Likely to Test New Machines
New York Times

Article on likely problems with voting in November's elections, including a quote from FairVote's Adam Fogel on voting machine shortages.

May 31st 2008
Put vote on first Saturday in November
The Captital Times

CNN Contributor Roland Martin makes a case for changing Election Day.

May 7th 2008
Secretary of State stops in East Tawas
Iosco County News-Herald

Iosco County News-Herald reports Michigan's Secretary of State will begin a new enhanced driver's license this fall

May 5th 2008
Summer campaign guide
New York Times Upfront

FairVote's Adam Fogel discusses the surge in youth voter turnout in the presidential primaries.

April 24th 2008
Civil rights groups sue state officials over voter registrations

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports voting rights organizations are suing to force state agencies to comply with 1993 federal law that requires voter registration to be offered.

April 19th 2008
All who will be 18 by fall should get to vote
Concord Monitor

FairVote's Adam Fogel argues that New Hampshire's state parties should take the lead on giving eligible 17-year-olds the right to vote in their primary elections.

April 13th 2008
Douglas should have signed IRV bill
The Rutland Herald

Chair of Common Cause Vermont strongly defends instant runoff voting in commentary that appeared in two leading Vermont newspapers, the Rutland Herald and Montpelier Times-Argus.

April 7th 2008
A primary concern for taxpayers
The Grand Rapid Newspaper

The Grand Rapid press reports Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land was sued by the Green Party, Libertarian Party, Reform Party and lost.