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State board certifies voting initiative for ballot

September 6, 2018
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DELTA TOWNSHIP — The Michigan elections board has certified a voting initiative for the November ballot that would allow same-day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting and reinstate the straight-ticket voting option.

The Board of State Canvassers voted today after determining Promote the Vote gathered enough signatures.

The voting initiative was organized by the American Civil Liberties Union, League of Women Voters and the NAACP's state and Detroit branches.

If passed, it would let people vote absentee without giving a reason, as well as vote for a single party.

It would also allow citizens to register by mail closer to Election Day and in person at any time, including on Election Day.

It means voters will decide three ballot measures this fall.

Voters will also vote on legalizing marijuana for recreational use and changing how congressional and legislative districts are drawn.

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