Judy Florian – League of Women Voters
Proposition 2, which became part of the Michigan constitution in 2022, provides greater voting accessibility and security:
First, all registered voters have a fundamental right to vote a secret ballot in all elections. This means that no law, rule, or regulations can
be adopted to interfere with this.
Second, the outcomes of all elections need to be certified, based on votes cast, by county and state canvassers.
Third, every city and township must offer early voting in statewide and federal elections. This must be open for at least eight hours/day on nine consecutive days at early voting stations (EVS), beginning on the second Saturday before the election and ending on the Sunday before.
Fourth, registered voters can request to be permanently placed on a list to receive absentee ballots before each election.
Fifth, having a photo ID is not required. If a voter has one, they must show it but, if not, they can vote by signing an affidavit.
Sixth, voters can track the status of their ballot and will be provided with an opportunity to correct any mistakes (i.e., no signature).
Seventh, clerks must distribute drop boxes for absentee ballots equitably throughout each city or township.