Voting and Elections Reform Victory!
This initiative – passed at the ballot on November 6th, 2018 – allows any registered voter to request an absentee ballot, permits citizens to register to vote in-person through Election Day, automatically registers qualified citizens to vote when they receive or update their driver’s license or state identification, and adds other voting policies to the Michigan Constitution.
Michigan Proposal 3:
Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) Ballot Measure
Voting Policies Amendment
This initiative would allow any registered voter to request an absentee ballot, permit citizens to register to vote in-person through Election Day, automatically register qualified citizens to vote when they receive or update their driver’s license or state identification, and add other voting policies to the Michigan Constitution.
Promote the Vote says that this ballot proposal will remove barriers to voting and ensure that every voter’s ballot is secure and counted on Election Day by protecting the right to vote a secret ballot, ensuring military service members and overseas voters get their ballots in time for their votes to count, providing voters with the option to vote straight party, automatically registering citizens to vote at the Secretary of State’s office unless the citizen declines, allowing a citizen to register to vote until 15 days before an election by mail or in person, allowing citizens to register to vote in person with proof of residency up to and on Election Day, providing all registered voters access to an absentee ballot for any reason, and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of elections by auditing election results.
Type: Ballot Measure
Category: Voting & Elections
Policy Summary: Automatic Voter Registration
Status: More than 430k signatures were certified, and the measure is on the November 2018 ballot.
Read the full text of Proposal 3.