Michigan general election ballot proposals
The Michigan General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Voters will decide on local, state, and federal elected positions including state and US Representative, state and US Senate, county commissioners, school board and, others.
The Michigan General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Voters will decide on local, state, and federal elected positions including state and US Representative, state and US Senate, county commissioners, school board and, others. In addition to these races, Michigan residents have the opportunity to vote on three ballot proposals: Recreational Marijuana, an Independent redistricting commission, and lastly, revisions to state voting laws. Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) has provided unbiased, neutral educational information on ballot proposals for Michigan residents for over thirty (30) years.
Educational white papers on each ballot proposal can be found at: www.canr.msu.edu/vote2018 . Each white paper will provide the reader with:
- What a “YES” or “NO” votes mean
- The potential effects of each ballot proposals passage
- Comparisons of Michigan to other states that have adopted similar laws
- The latest research that touches on some of the key questions potential voters may have about the ballot proposals
MSUE staff across the state will host satellite forums via webinar where participants can hear from an expert panel and ask questions about the potential of a "yes" or "no" vote on each of the three ballot issues. The forums will be hosted and on Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. For more information about where the forums will be held and free registration, please go to: https://events.anr.msu.edu/vote2018/. These forums will be offered in various parts of the state in 12 Michigan locations.
If you have not registered to vote, you still can do so by Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2018 at: https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/michigan/. You can also register at your local city, village or township office with the clerk of those municipalities. If you have a need for or desire an absentee ballot, inquire at the clerk’s offices as well.