State of Michigan issues and concerns facing broadcasters:

Board of Canvassers Sets Ballot Proposals

The Board of state Canvassers finalized the list of proposals that will appear on the ballot on the November election. Michigan voters will decide on three ballot proposals including: the marijuana legalization initiative, the constitutional amendment to overhaul redistricting and ban partisan gerrymandering, the constitutional amendment to reform the voting process. Please click HERE for the official ballot language.

Straight Ticket Voting Ban Upheld

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state upheld the ban of straight ticket voting in Michigan this November election. This means that the voters will not be able to choose a party’s slate of nominations with a single selection during the general election. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson praised the decision, stating that Michigan voters will choose the person instead of the party and will pay more attention to the nonpartisan offices and ballot questions.