Michigan’s new voting access following the passage of Proposal 3
In November of 2018, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved Proposal 3 to expand voting access. The Promote the Vote coalition — led by the ACLU of Michigan, the Michigan State Conference of the NAACP, and the League of Women Voters of Michigan — worked tirelessly to pass Proposal 3. This constitutional amendment provides for straight-ticket voting, automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, and no-reason absentee voting. These transformational reforms make voting much more accessible in our state.
Most relevant to VNP’s Nights & Weekends project are these two important improvements provided in Proposal 3:
- Same-Day Voter Registration: Michiganders can register and vote at any time up to and including election day.
- No-reason Absentee Voting: All registered voters can vote before election day using an absentee ballot, either through the mail or in person at their clerk’s office.
These critical changes open up new opportunities for Michigan voters to cast their ballots.
VNP’s goal with Nights & Weekends is to expand voter access by improving systems to allow voters to register and vote outside of regular business hours. Voting services should be conveniently accessible to all residents of Michigan, including those whose schedules for work, school, or family care prevent them from seeking voting services on weekdays.
How you can help:
As we continue to build support at the local and state level for expanding voting services, WE NEED YOU to get involved and help expand services across the state in time for the next election.
Join our Nights & Weekends initiative if voting access and participation are important to you.