FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022
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United Way for Southeastern Michigan endorses Proposal 2
Ballot initiative will help ensure every eligible Michigan voter’s voice is heard and their vote counted
DETROIT, Mich. – United Way for Southeastern Michigan today announced its endorsement of Proposal 2, which looks to protect the fundamental right to vote without harassment or intimidation and make our elections more secure and accessible.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan is a member of the United Way Worldwide network and an independently governed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving communities in Detroit and across Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties.
“Proposal 2 will help make casting a ballot more accessible for all eligible voters, helping build a stronger region through greater participation in the electoral process. This is a goal that firmly aligns with the United Way’s mission in the community,” said Kyle DuBuc, Executive Director of Advocacy, Marketing and Communications for United Way for Southeastern Michigan. “We know our communities are stronger and best served by our elected leaders when all voices are heard. By enhancing the integrity and security of our elections, improving access, and modernizing how we administer them, Proposal 2 will help ensure that every vote counts and every Michigander’s right to vote is protected.”
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.
Paid for with regulated funds by Promote the Vote 2022, 600 W. St Joseph Street, Suite 3G, Lansing, MI 48933-2288.