Two citizen-initiated petition drives to amend the Michigan Constitution failed to secure a place on this fall’s general election ballot due to textual deficiencies.
The decisions were made by the Board of State Canvassers (BSC) at a meeting held on Aug. 31.
One petition sought to make election practices that the Republican-controlled state legislature has tried repeatedly to reform or ban into constitutional mandates—things like the use of absentee ballot drop boxes and the funding of elections by private groups.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has vetoed more than a dozen such election integrity reform bills, calling them “voter suppression.”…


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