The AARP of Michigan is hoping the state’s voters will get themselves familiar with the variety of proposals set to appear on next month’s ballot before they hit the polls. Manager of Advocacy Lisa Dedden Cooper tells us Proposal 1 would legalize recreational marijuana for people ages 21 and up. Proposal 2 would amend the state constitution to create a new commission to re-draw Michigan’s legislative districts when the Census comes out every 10 years. Proposal 3 would add several voting-rights provisions to the Michigan Constitution.
“It would allow voters to choose to vote absentee without giving a reason; and it would allow same-day voter registration; and it would restore that straight-ticket voting option.”
Cooper encourages voters to not wait until the last minute do their homework. She says you can view a sample ballot online at Michigan.gov/Vote.