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AP-MI--Election 2018-Michigan,ADVISORY, MI

October 9, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

The Associated Press in the coming weeks will move stories previewing the 2018 election in Michigan. The stories and photos will move individually leading up to the Nov. 6 vote, but are available to be used together in a package ahead of Election Day. Advisories informing you of our text and visuals plans for Election Day and that night will move at a later date.

In addition to the stories below, the AP will cover unfolding developments, with stories on merits.

If you have any questions, please contact News Editor Roger Schneider at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org .

This advisory will be updated weekly.

Moved Saturday, Sept. 29.

ELECTION 2018-MICHIGAN-REDISTRICTING REFERENDUM

DETROIT — Michigan voters will decide in November whether to entrust how their voting districts are drawn to an independent commission rather than the Legislature, which could alter the balance of power in a state that Republicans have controlled since 2010. By Jeff Karoub. UPCOMING: 800 words, photo. With BC-MI--ELECTION 2018-REDISTRICTING REFERENDUM-QUESTION.

Moved Sunday, Sept. 30

ELECTION 2018-MICHIGAN-ATTORNEY GENERAL

DETROIT — Michigan’s three main candidates for attorney general all have put criminals in prison. But that’s where the similarities end for Dana Nessel, Tom Leonard and Chris Graveline. By Ed White. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

Moved Saturday, Oct. 6

ELECTION 2018-VOTING INITIATIVE

DETROIT — Michigan voters get to have their say on whether to expand voting methods and options and enshrine them into the constitution — a measure that doesn’t have the support of the GOP secretary of state candidate but checks the box for the state’s former longtime elections director. By Jeff Karoub. UPCOMING: 650 words, photo. With BC-MI--Election 2018-Voting Initiative-Wording.

Moved Tuesday, Oct. 9

ELECTION 2018-MARIJUANA

LANSING, Mich. — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide now whether the drug should be legal for any adult 21 and older. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. With BC-US--Election 2018-Marijuana-Glance and BC-MI--Election 2018-Marijuana Initiative-Question.

In the coming weeks, the following races will be previewed at dates to be determined.

— Governor

— US Senate

— Key US House races

— Secretary of State

— Supreme Court

The AP, Detroit.

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