Stories tagged: "ballot initiative"


In this Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, watches during the State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Michigan lawmakers plan to convene for the first time in weeks to lengthen Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency declaration amid the coronavirus pandemic but are at odds over the extension and whether the session is even necessary. The Republican-led Legislature is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 7, 2020, three weeks after last voting. Shirkey's spokeswoman said “He thinks we can come to some middle ground in terms of the extension, and that doesn't preclude it from being extended again if were necessary at some point.”
How a Handful of Michiganders Could Make Voting Harder for the Rest of Us

Michigan voters overwhelmingly chose to expand access to ballot boxes in 2018. Now a loophole is allowing the GOP to propose stripping these rights with just 3% of Michiganders pushing for it.

DETROIT, MI  - DECEMBER 19: A community member signs a nominating petition to help gain Gretchen Whitmer ballot access for Michigan Governor.  (Photo by Ali Lapetina for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Keep Going Michigan: How to Get Your Great Idea on the Ballot

Some of the most powerful changes brought to Michigan law have come from citizen-led petition campaigns getting issues on the ballot. Here's how they did it.

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Keep Going Michigan: Six Ways to Be Involved Beyond the Ballot Box

From local nonprofits to positions of leadership, there are many chances to keep helping your community even after the election.

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Here’s a Breakdown of All the Michigan Ballot Proposals

Don't forget the back of the ballot, Michiganders! We explain voting on how parks will be funded, digital privacy and just what a "mill" even is.