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Promote the Vote 2022 one step closer to November ballot
Michigan Bureau of Elections staff confirms ballot campaign submitted sufficient number of signatures from registered voters, recommends placement on November 2022 ballot
LANSING, Mich. – Promote the Vote 2022 released the following statement today after the Michigan Bureau of Elections released its detailed staff report finding the ballot campaign has submitted enough valid signatures to qualify for the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot.
“In July, Promote the Vote 2022 turned in 664,029 voter signatures to the Michigan Bureau of Elections thanks in large part to the help of 27 partner organizations and their volunteers,” said Christina Schlitt, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Michigan. “Michigan voters are now one step closer to having their fundamental right to vote respected and protected in the Michigan Constitution regardless of where they live, what they look like, or what candidate they support. We look forward to the Board of State Canvassers adopting this staff report next week and accepting the recommendation that this important proposal be placed in the November ballot so the voters can decide.”
Promote the Vote 2022 would:
- Allow Michigan voters serving in the military to have their ballot counted if postmarked by Election Day;
- Would recognize the fundamental right to vote without harassing conduct;
- Provide for nine days of in person, early voting;
- Enhance election integrity and increase election security by ensuring election results are solely based on official records of votes cast.