proposals include a citizens-initiated statutory initiative (marijuana
legalization). If it is adopted by the voters, it will not
be subject to a gubernatorial veto and cannot be amended or
repealed except by a vote of the people or by an affirmative
vote of three-fourths of each house of the legislature. If
passed, this law will take effect 10 days after the official
declaration of the vote.
The other proposals are two
citizens-initiated constitutional amendments (redistricting
reform and voting rights). Constitutional amendments are not
subject to legislative or gubernatorial action and can only
be amended or repealed by a vote of the people at a
subsequent election. If each proposal is adopted, they will take
effect 45 days after the election.
Redistricting: Proposal 18-2: A proposed
constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens
with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for
the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S.
Congress, every 10 years [after US Census].
Voting Rights: Proposal 18-3: A proposal to authorize
automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason
absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current
legal requirements for military and overseas voting and
postelection audits to the Michigan Constitution.
La Prensa encourages its readers to consider voting “Yes” to all
three of the proposals.
Source: For more than 100 years, the objective of the
Citizens Research Council of Michigan has been to provide
factual, unbiased independent information on significant issues
concerning state and local government organization and finance.
The Research Council believes that the use of this information
by policymakers will lead to sound, rational public policy in
Internet: The Citizens Research Council’s website:
Six Mile Road, Suite 208 | Livonia, MI 48152 | 734.542.8001
West Allegan, Suite 480 | Lansing, MI 48933 | 517.485.9444
Box 1612 | Holland, MI 49422 | 616.294.8359 | crcmich.org
September 2018 | Memorandum 1153