The two Republicans on the Board of State Canvassers who voted against certifying the Reproductive Freedom for All (RFFA) and Promote the Vote (PTV) ballot proposals insisted Friday morning there was “nothing partisan” about their decision. Moments later, they followed a Michigan Supreme Court order to certify the proposals.
With the final certification, which received unanimous support from the board this time, the two proposals will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. The board made it in just the nick of time, certifying the proposals with only hours to spare for the county clerks’ deadline to certify general election ballots at 5 p.m. Friday.
Voters Not Politicians Founder Nancy Wang said the organization has about 2000 volunteers who are ready to go door to door to talk to voters about how important it is to vote yes” on Proposal 2.
“The only thing we wanted was to be able to be on the ballot and let the people decide in November,” Wang said during a Friday phone interview with the Advance. “And unfortunately, we had to take some extra steps to get here. But with certification, that really clears the path for us to go out and talk with voters and get them to support the proposal when they’re at the ballot box in November.”
This story was originally published by Michigan Advance. Read more here: https://michiganadvance.com/2022/09/09/its-official-abortion-voting-rights-proposals-will-be-on-michigans-nov-ballot/