ELECTION FACT SHEET
Prepared by LWVMI, this narrative includes factual information about how people voted, the statewide proposals and the statewide recount.
MICHIGAN’S NEW CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ABOUT VOTING
In 2022, Promote the Vote (the organization) partnered with more than 30 other organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Michigan, to propose and pass Proposal 2 of 2022. The proposal garnered 60% of the vote, with support from voters across the political spectrum and in a majority of Michigan counties. Proposal 2 amended the Michigan Constitution to allow for these voter rights: early voting in federal and state elections, a right to join a permanent absentee ballot list, more absentee ballot drop boxes in many communities and a number of other voter protections. Read a synopsis of the rights gained by voters when this proposal passed and this specific information page about early voting.
Bills to implement Proposal 2 pass in Michigan’s Legislature! Read the good news here.
Click here to see the LWVMI’s continued support for legislation that will implement Proposal 2.
In 2018, The League of Women Voters supported Proposal 3, “Promote the Vote”, which was passed by Michigan voters in the November, 2018 election. The 2018 constitutional amendment ensures that every eligible person can vote and that every vote will be counted. It safeguards our elections with audits and more accurate voting lists, and removes barriers that can make it harder for citizens to fulfill their responsibility to vote. Michigan citizens are now guaranteed these new voting rights:
DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION , VOTING RIGHTS & MORE
ELECTION FACT SHEET
Prepared by LWVMI, it includes includes information on the new voting rights that impacted the 2020 election, voter registrations, in-person vs. absentee voter data, election lawsuits and more.
MIS & DIS-INFORMATION
Ahead of and following the 2020 general election, Michigan voters were inundated with information about the administration of the election, much of which was inaccurate. False information led to confusion and doubts among our citizenry, and a reduction of faith in Michigan’s electoral process. This is dangerous for our democracy.