MLive: Promote the Vote ballot proposal would allow 9 days of early voting, alternatives to photo ID in Michigan

LANSING, MI — A ballot committee collecting signatures for a Constitutional amendment to protect the fundamental right to vote for Michigan residents held virtual events Monday, where several local organizations encouraged residents to support the proposal.

The proposed amendment to the Michigan Constitution would recognize the fundamental right to vote without harassing conduct, require nine days of early in-person voting, require military or overseas ballots be counted if postmarked by Election Day and provide voters the right to verify identity with photo ID or signed affidavit, among other things.

The proposal, which organizers hope to put on the ballot in November, would use public funding for resources such secure ballot drop boxes, postage for absentee ballots and ballot tracking.

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