AG Nessel, Secretary Benson Team Up with WLNS, Michigan Association of Broadcasters for Election Town Hall

Contact: Ryan Jarvi 517-599-2746
Agency: Attorney General

October 27, 2020

LANSING – WLNS TV 6, the CBS affiliate in Lansing, is hosting a one-hour live Election Town Hall – “Making It Count: A Voter Information Town Hall” – with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is making the broadcast available to its members around the state.

Michigan residents are encouraged to submit their election-related questions for Benson and Nessel via email to the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

“With just days before this historic election, the Secretary and I are committed to getting as much information out to voters as we possibly can,” Nessel said. “We appreciate the commitment of WLNS and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for making sure this information gets out to viewers and listeners across the state.”

The town hall will be moderated by WLNS news anchor Sheri Jones, who will ask questions submitted by Michigan voters.

“Making it Count ties in with our core mission to provide our viewers with local information vital to their daily lives,” said WLNS General Manager Marci Daniels. “Our right to vote and ensuring that all of our voices are heard on Election Day is fundamental to who we are as a country. This has been a tumultuous year and it has given rise to many questions about voting. We are pleased to work with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel to present this show with the goal of providing viewers with information to help ensure a smooth voting process.”   

The program will be broadcast statewide and close-captioned by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, which represents more than 300 TV and radio stations throughout the state.

"There is too much misinformation flying around about the voting process, and we are pleased to help our members offer such an important program on the voting process to their viewers and listeners,” said MAB President and Chief Executive Officer Karole White. “Broadcasters are a highly trusted medium; we bring Michigan residents news, information, entertainment and vital emergency messages in times of need. We want to make sure every voter knows how, when and where to vote – and we have the best sources of information for them: Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.”

Secretary Benson and Attorney General Nessel are working closely together to ensure Michigan voters have the information they need to vote – whether they vote early or on Election Day.

“My top priority is ensuring voters know their rights and how to exercise them,” said Secretary Benson. “The record turnout we’re already seeing highlights the trust Michigan citizens have in the security and integrity of our elections system, and conversations like these help to reinforce that trust and ensure every voter has access to the information they need to make sure their vote counts and their voice is heard.”

The event will offer voters an opportunity to have their questions answered by two of Michigan’s top-elected public officials in a town hall setting. In the weeks leading up to Nov. 3, Secretary Benson and Attorney General Nessel have been working tirelessly to provide residents with accurate information so that Michigan voters can feel confident in the security, safety and accuracy of the state’s election procedures and reassured that their votes will count.

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PLEASE NOTE:  The following stations are carrying “Making It Count”:

On-Air*

  • WLNS, Lansing
  • WLAJ, Lansing
  • CW, Lansing
  • WZZM, Grand Rapids
  • WXMI, Grand Rapids (secondary channel)
  • WNEM, Flint/Saginaw/Bay City

Live-stream

  • WLNS, Lansing
  • WDIV, Detroit
  • WXYZ, Detroit
  • WXMI, Grand Rapids
  • WOOD, Grand Rapids
  • TV 9 &10, Cadillac/Traverse City

*Fox stations may carry the town hall depending on the outcome of tonight’s World Series game.