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Elections

Where are the votes?

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With an average voting rate of 47.1 percent and August Primaries nearing, The Rapidian seeks out non-voters to ask, "why don't you vote?"

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Mayoral candidates answer citizen questions on their role as mayor, representing young voices, City finances

Submitted 07-28-2015 under NEWS

With just one week left until the Primaries, with four mayoral candidates on the ballot and the possibility of our next mayor being chosen that day, we’re bringing more questions from our local citizens that were sent to us on July 15 at the Mayoral Debate.

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Voting 101: Voting rates historically lower in primaries, for young people, black residents

Submitted 07-21-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' upcoming August primary election may determine the next mayor of the city. With historically lower turnout rates in primaries, this means each vote carries more weight in determining outcomes.

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Mayoral debate at Wealthy Theatre brings standing room only crowds

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

The event on Wednesday, July 15, had all four mayoral candidates answering questions about everything from race and civil liberties to backyard chickens. The full video of the event is available here.

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Voting 101: Getting clear about rights, responsibilities at polls

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NEWS

As local citizens prepare to vote during the August 4 primaries and again in City general elections on November 4, it's important to know what both rights and responsibilities are as a voter.

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Mayor answers citizen questions live in July City Connection

Submitted 07-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Monday, July 13 brought another edition of "City Connection," where Mayor Heartwell sits down to answer citizen questions live on GRTV and live-streaming on The Rapidian.

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Voting 101: Understanding differences between wards, precincts, quadrants, neighborhoods

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

Wards and precincts as electoral districts are important to understanding how local politics work and where to vote.

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Mayoral debate to combine citizen questions, co-moderator leadership

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center will host the mayoral debate at Wealthy Theater, giving citizens a chance to ask mayoral candidates questions directly. Four co-moderators will lead the discussion with an opening question for each topic.

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Local Black Lives Matter chapter brings learning home from international retreat

Submitted 07-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

I went to an international Black Lives Matter retreat this summer, intent on bringing what I learned home to create encouragement and community building strategies to Grand Rapids.

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Voters must register by July 7, participation encouraged in upcoming elections

Submitted 06-16-2015 under NEWS

In order to prepare for upcoming elections, citizens may obtain voter registration applications online or in person at various locations. Voters may go online to find their precinct where they are registered to vote.

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