LANSING – Voters Not Politicians today announced the results of their VoteSafe questionnaire, identifying 42 lawmakers and state House candidates who back efforts to expand voting access and protect voters’ health in the 2020 elections.
“Michiganders deserve pro-voter leaders in Lansing who will put voting access and public health above partisan politics. We are excited to share with the public this list of lawmakers and candidates who share VNP’s goals of removing as many barriers as possible to maximize absentee voting this year, and moving Michigan to a full vote at home system in the long term,” said Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians.
The VoteSafe questionnaires ask legislators and candidates whether they support adding funding and infrastructure to ensure that ballots are secure and no voter is disenfranchised; ensuring voters have options to return the ballot by mail, at a secure drop box, or to their local clerk’s office; and expanding clerks’ office hours for in-person voting and registration before and on Election Day to minimize crowding. A list of VoteSafe approved candidates can be found at www.votersnotpoliticians.com/votesafe/approved.
Voters Not Politicians recently launched the VoteSafe campaign and is urging the state legislature to take action to facilitate vote by mail in Michigan to protect public health and the integrity of our elections, while updating our voting system to make sure it is accessible for decades to come.
Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to strengthen democracy by engaging people across Michigan in effective citizen action. Learn more at www.votersnotpoliticians.com.