Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:37am
As the midterm election results rolled in late Tuesday night, guests filled the Sound Board Theater at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit for the Michigan Democratic Party’s election watch night

As the midterm election results rolled in late Tuesday night, guests filled the Sound Board Theater at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit for the Michigan Democratic Party’s election watch night. As Michigan Democrat winners were called, they addressed an enthusiastic audience with victory speeches.

First to be announced were U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Ann Arbor. The two took the stage in anticipation of the winners soon to be announced.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:35am
Several University of Michigan students were turned away from polling stations on Tuesday due to issues with their voter registration.

Several University of Michigan students were turned away from polling stations on Tuesday due to issues with their voter registration. Some students who used TurboVote to register experienced issues, while other students who registered with on-campus volunteers were also unable to vote.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:51pm
Michigan residents have approved Proposal 1, legalizing Marijuana across the state by allowing adults over 21 to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana, securely store up to 10 ounces and grow up to 12 plants per household.

Michigan residents have approved Proposal 1, legalizing Marijuana across the state; Proposal 2, a constitutional amendment that establishes a committee to carry out the congressional redistricting process; and Proposal 3, the Promote the Vote initiative. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:37pm
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:37pm
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:11pm
After months of rallies, voter registration tables and student government videos, many students were finally able to stand in line and cast their ballots on Tuesday

After months of rallies, voter registration tables and student government videos, many students were finally able to stand in line and cast their ballots on Tuesday.

Though midterm election turnout is usually low, especially among college students, Eleanor Linn, chairperson of Precinct 2 in Ward 3, noticed a surge of people at the polls today.

“This is a big turnout, especially for a midterm election,” Linn said. “We get a turnout like this for a presidential.”

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:09pm
Elizabeth Nelson, Ward 4 City Council candidate, mingles with her constituents as they waited for the results of their respective races.

Both Democratic candidates won in the two contested elections for Ann Arbor City Council Tuesday night, and residents voted to pass Proposal A, halting the city’s controversial plans to sell the Library Lot to developer Core Spaces, LLC for development of a 17-story high-rise. In Ward 1, Democratic candidate Jeff Hayner beat Independent candidate Ryan Hughes, a Democratic Socialist, and in Ward 4, Democratic candidate Elizabeth Nelson beat Independent candidate Joseph Hood.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:05pm
Maureen Burke, DPSS special victims unit coordinator, speaks to Central Student Government about campus safety at their meeting Monday evening.

Central Student Government at the University of Michigan convened on the eve of Election Day to hear from the Division of Public Safety and Security and pass three resolutions.

Bryan Baker, DPSS liaison to Student Life, outlined the avenues students can use to engage with DPSS. Students are encouraged to utilize the DPSS app, Twitter and Facebook pages, and the DPSS student advisory board, which is currently accepting applications.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:04pm
Veteran Dale Throneberry salutes another veteran during the "Stories of Service" event at Hill Monday evening.

Veterans, their families and supportive attendees gathered at Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan Monday evening to listen to five veterans share stories about their time in active duty and life after service. The event, dubbed “Stories of Service,” was organized by Fisher House Foundation, a veteran nonprofit, and was sponsored by Michigan Medicine.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:49pm
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., speaks at the the University of Michigan College Democrats pre-election rally for midterm elections in Weill Hall Monday evening.

On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, the University of Michigan’s chapter of College Democrats held a pre-election rally to encourage students and citizens to vote on Tuesday. There were several featured speakers, including current U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who is up for reelection this year.

Addressing about 100 attendees at the event, Stabenow emphasized the importance of voting ethically, claiming an increase in seats won by Democrats could make this happen.