Statewide survey explores election problems, potential reforms

A statewide survey of local officials shows a majority are very confident in their jurisdiction’s ability to administer accurate elections. However, those in Michigan’s largest cities and townships — which hold nearly half the population — were more likely to report having experienced election-related problems recently.

The data come from the Michigan Public Policy Survey, a biannual poll of Michigan’s local governments, conducted by the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Officials from more than 1,100 cities and townships participated in the study. This edition included city and township clerks who administer elections.


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