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2020 Michigan Election

Last Day to Register to Vote: October 19 online; postmarked October 19 by mail; November 3 in person

Early In-Person Voting: Now through November 2

Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot: October 30

Excuse to Vote By Mail? None needed

Voter ID Required? Yes


GARY PETERS (D), Incumbent

Born in Michigan, Peters — who was elected to the Senate in 2014 — has advocated for patients’ access to sexual and reproductive health care through his entire career in state and federal politics.

A woman should have access to reproductive health services and the freedom to make her own decisions about her health and I will fight to protect this right each and every day that I serve here in the United States Senate.

Gary Peters, Aug. 4, 2015

Source: YouTube

In Congress, Peters has worked to protect and expand access to health care — casting a crucial vote to pass the Affordable Care Act in the House, and holding the line against efforts to repeal the landmark law in the Senate. 

During the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act, Peters spoke out about how repeal would hurt patients’ access to potentially lifesaving services at Planned Parenthood health centers. “Planned Parenthood is providing women across Michigan with critical preventative care, including cancer screenings and wellness exams,” Peters said in 2017. “I #StandWithPP and the millions of women who rely on them for quality health care.”


James’s second bid for Senate comes after a failed campaign to unseat reproductive health-care champion Debbie Stabenow (D) in 2018.

That would be okay with me.

John James, Nov. 19, 2019, on whether he would welcome a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade

Source: YouTube