Michigan League for Public Policy endorses Proposal 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 30, 2022
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Michigan League for Public Policy endorses Proposal 2

Ballot initiative will help ensure every eligible Michigan voter’s voice is heard and their vote counted

LANSING, Mich. – The nonpartisan Michigan League for Public Policy has announced its support for Proposal 2, a ballot initiative that will provide voters with confidence that their voice will be heard, and their vote counted no matter what political party or candidate they support, where they live or what they look like.

The Michigan League for Public Policy’s mission is to use data to educate, advocate and fight for policy solutions that undo historic and systemic racial and economic inequities to lift up Michiganders who have been left out of prosperity.

“For more than 100 years, the Michigan League for Public Policy has worked to empower families and Michiganders with low incomes, including through efforts to make sure their votes are counted,” said Karen Holcomb-Merrill, Acting President and CEO  for the Michigan League for Public Policy. “Families and individuals around the state are struggling to make ends meet. They’re working hard every day, often with unpredictable hours and other responsibilities, and our voting system must do a better job of including them in the process. By making voting easier for working families and seniors, Proposal 2 levels the playing field so all Michiganders can be heard.”

Promote the Vote 2022, the campaign supporting Proposal 2, noted the key provisions of the ballot initiative:

  • Recognize the fundamental right to vote without harassing conduct.
  • Require military or overseas ballots to be counted if postmarked by Election Day.
  • Continue current law that provides voters the right to verify identity with photo ID or signed statement.
  • Provide the voter right to a single application to vote absentee in all elections.
  • Require state-funded absentee-ballot drop boxes, and postage for absentee applications and ballots.
  • Provide that only election officials may conduct post-election audits.
  • Require nine days of early in-person voting.
  • Allow donations to fund election administration, which must be disclosed.
  • Require canvass boards to certify election results based only on the official records of votes cast.