White Papers

2020 Ballot Proposal White Papers

  • Statewide Ballot Proposal 2020: Search Warrants for Electronic Communications

    Published on September 18, 2020
    This proposal would amend Article I, Section 11 of the Michigan Constitution to specify that electronic data and communications would be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures and that a warrant would be required to gain access to those materials.

  • Statewide Ballot Proposal 2020: Parks Funding

    Published on September 17, 2020
    The proposal would amend the Michigan Constitution to change certain restrictions governing Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund recreation project funding and to provide for additional revenue to be credited to the fund under certain conditions.

Past Ballot Proposal White Papers

  • Statewide Ballot Proposal 2020: Search Warrants for Electronic Communications

    Published on September 18, 2020
    This proposal would amend Article I, Section 11 of the Michigan Constitution to specify that electronic data and communications would be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures and that a warrant would be required to gain access to those materials.

  • Statewide Ballot Proposal 2020: Parks Funding

    Published on September 17, 2020
    The proposal would amend the Michigan Constitution to change certain restrictions governing Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund recreation project funding and to provide for additional revenue to be credited to the fund under certain conditions.

  • Voting Laws: Statewide Ballot Proposal White Paper

    Published on September 20, 2018
    Analysis of a proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution.

  • Legalization of Marijuana: Statewide Ballot Proposal White Paper

    Published on September 20, 2018
    Analysis of a proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.

  • Independent Redistricting Commission: Statewide Ballot Proposal White Paper

    Published on September 20, 2018
    Analysis of a proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.