Young woman in a voting booth

Voting Laws: Statewide Ballot Proposal White Paper


September 20, 2018 - <>,

The proposed constitutional amendment would amend the Michigan Constitution to:

  • Protect the right of every Michigan voter to vote a secret ballot.
  • Require that military service members abroad receive an absentee ballot at least 45 days before the election.
  • Protect the right to vote a straight ticket (mark a single box to vote for all of the candidates from one political party) on partisan ballots.
  • Automatically register everyone to vote when he or she gets a driver’s license or state identification card, unless the person declines.
  • Allow Michigan voters to register to vote up to 15 days before the election by mail and up to and on Election Day in person.
  • Allow all registered voters to vote absentee for any reason.
  • Allow for auditing of statewide elections to ensure their accuracy and integrity.



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