Elections

Voter Guide for School Board

Monday, November 7, 2016

Everything you need to make informed choices about the EL Board of Education election in one place, including profiles of the candidates, their answers to questions from our readers, and reporting on all three forums.

As Voter Rolls Surge, City Clerk Seeks More Election Workers

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Following a voter registration surge, City Clerk Marie Wicks is looking for more Election Day workers. ELi's Val Thonger and Ken Sperber explain the details—and the joys—of being an Election Inspector in East Lansing.

School Board Candidate Profile: Hillary Henderson

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In the fifth of a series, ELi's Karessa Wheeler interviews East Lansing School Board candidate Hillary Henderson. We will continue to publish candidate profiles, every other weekday and in alphabetical order.

East Lansing Public Schools 2016 Board Election

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This page provides you information about the November 8, 2016, election for East Lansing Public Schools Board of Education.

Three seats are open: Board members Kath Edsall, Hillary Henderson, and Erin Graham are finishing their terms.

The election is nonpartisan: Candidates are not identified as being affiliated with political parties for this election.

ELi is providing profiles: Click on the name below to read the profile produced via interview with ELi’s Karessa Wheeler:

Parks Millage Looks Unlikely to Be on November Ballot

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

As a key Parks millage is due to expire later this year, East Lansing’s City Council held a tense conversation about whether the upcoming November election is the right time to try to get East Lansing voters to renew that millage. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Kasich and Sanders Win by Wide Margins in East Lansing

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Above: the East Lansing voting precinct map

This morning, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office provided East Lansing Info (ELi) with results of yesterday’s presidential primary elections in East Lansing. The results indicate that John Kasich easily beat his opponents on the Republican side, garnering 43% of the votes cast in the Republican race, in contrast to Donald Trump’s statewide win. In East Lansing, Trump came in second on the Republican side, with about 22% of the vote.

State Finds City Manager Violated Campaign Finance Law

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Above: City Manager George Lahanas and City Attorney Tom Yeadon, courtesy City of East Lansing

Michigan’s Department of State has determined that East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas violated the Michigan Campaign Finance Act (MCFA) when he used his column in the City’s Dialog newsletter to encourage voters to vote “yes” on a ballot initiative in the fall of 2014. In a letter dated March 2, 2016, a representative of the Bureau of Elections advised Lahanas, “you are not entitled to use public resources to solicit a favorable vote regarding a ballot question.”

EL Election Inspectors Needed

Friday, January 22, 2016

The East Lansing City Clerk’s office is currently in need of Election Inspectors to work in polling locations around East Lansing on March 8, 2016. The work is paid and helps to support local democracy.

Inspectors’ half-day shifts run from either 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to closing (usually 9 p.m.). Full-day shifts run from 6 a.m. to closing. The City pays Election Inspectors $60 for half-day shifts and $120 for all-day shifts.

County Board Rules on ELi’s FOIA Appeal

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Photo: Ingham County FOIA Coordinator Becky Bennett speaks at last night’s hearing.

Last night, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners heard Alice Dreger’s appeal under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As Publisher of ELi, Dreger has been requesting records of all communications between County Clerk Barb Byrum and “the person who called himself or herself ‘Steve Meadows’.”

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