I have chosen to add links from Ballotpedia, to allow Voters to educate themselves before they vote in the upcoming November 8th, 2022 election on a voter suppression bill. Read, educate yourself and decide. Is this Vote ID initiative going to suppress the vote?
In Michigan, the number of signatures required to qualify an indirectly initiated state statute for the ballot is equal to 8 percent of votes cast for governor in the last gubernatorial election. Signatures older than 180 days are invalid, which means all signatures must be collected within a 180-day window. Petitions for initiated statutes must be filed 160 days before the election. Successful initiative petitions are sent to the legislature, which then has 40 days to pass the proposed law. If the legislature does not approve the initiative, it goes on the ballot. If the legislature approves the initiative, it becomes law without needing the signature of the governor.
The requirements to get an initiated state statute certified for the 2022 ballot:
Signatures: 340,047 valid signatures are required.
Deadline: The deadline to submit signatures is June 1, 2022.
Signature petitions are filed with the secretary of state and verified by the board of state canvassers using a random sample method of verification. Stages of this initiative The campaign Secure MI Vote filed a petition with the State Board of Canvassers on September 2, 2021. See also
Text of measure, please read and then decide if you will vote Yes? Or No?
The full text is available here.
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Donna Miller, C.E.O. Vote Voiced