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In the Fight for Voting Rights, Michigan Is Determined to Win

In 2020, Michigan smashed its record for voter turnout. With 5.5 million voters casting ballots across the state, 71% of residents 18 or older participated in the general election.

Two years later, the state broke records again, with the highest midterm election turnout in the state’s history. Compared to the rest of the country, Michigan saw the highest youth voter turnout and largest increase in the number of youths registered to vote.

What’s the secret to the state’s success? In the fight for voting rights, Michigan is determined to win. Through various policy reforms and measures on voting and civic engagement, the state has empowered its voters and higher education institutions. Here’s what we can learn from Michiganders.


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