Promote the Vote

Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Expand voter access to the ballot.

Come to a Feb 21 meeting, 6:00 pm, at the Unitarian Church, 4001 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, to organize for circulating petitions to put an election reform proposal on the November ballot.

A coalition including the League of Women Voters, the ACLU of Michigan and the state and Detroit branches of the NAACP has filed ballot language with the Secretary of State’s office for a constitutional amendment to expand voter access to the ballot.

The amendment provides for:
· no reason absentee voting
· gives military members more time to vote
· lets citizens register closer to Election Day
· allows straight party voting
· automatically registers citizens when they do business at the Secretary of State’s office protects a secret ballot
· and adds audits for election results

Once the ballot language is approved, the coalition has to collect approximately 316,000 signatures to get the measure on the November ballot.

“Putting voters first means making sure that our system is fair and has integrity,” said Ismael Ahmed, a longtime community activist. “Under this amendment, our votes would be protected because our elections could be audited.”

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor - UUAA
4001 Ann Arbor Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103


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