State Senate approves controversial Proposal 3 implementation bill

Dec 7, 2018

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The state Senate has approved a bill to clarify and implement Proposal Three, the ballot initiative that enshrines voting rights in the state’s constitution.

But Democrats have problems with the bill itself, including a provision they say could make same-day voter registration more difficult.

State Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich also says it’s suspect that Republicans are rushing it through during the Legislature’s frantic lame duck session.

“I just don’t know why they’re so afraid of the voters,” he says.

Proposal Three – or “Promote the Vote” – changes the state constitution to guarantee no-reason absentee voting, straight party ticket voting, and automatic voter registration, among other things.

The bill now goes to the state House for consideration.