Michigan Ballot Season Could Be Biggest in Years

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 11:58 AM

By Greg McDonald

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Michigan elections officials say this November could be the most active ballot season since 1982, if some seven initiative proposals awaiting certification — which involve everything from taxes to collective bargaining rights — are actually approved.
 
According to the Detroit Free Press, the last time so many initiatives were placed on the ballot for voters to consider was in 1982, when three constitutional amendments and three publicly initiated laws made the cut.

The latest ballot petitions filed with Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson includes six potential constitutional amendments that could appear on the Nov. 6 ballot and one proposal to strike down the state’s emergency manager law, according to the Free Press.

It will be weeks before the actual number of initiatives that make the ballot will actually be known. A spokesman for Johnson said at least 21 temporary workers are being brought in to spend August and early September reviewing the petitions, each containing hundreds of thousands of signatures collected statewide.

At least 322,000 signatures on each petition must be verified as legitimate in order for an initiative to be placed on the ballot.

The petitions include a proposal aimed at blocking an international bridge crossing over the Detroit River that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week, and a union-backed constitutional amendment that would make it impossible to enact Republican-backed right-to-work legislation in the state.

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