New Proposal Aims to Encourage Young Voters

By: Jill Schroeder
By: Jill Schroeder

In a news conference on MSU's campus, lawmakers announced a measure they believe will help more students go to the polls. Right now, students can only vote where their driver's license address allows them to. However, they still have the absentee ballot option while away from school.

Sen. Virg Bernero (D-Lansing), Sen. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor), and Sen. Deborah Cherry (D-Burton), launched a campaign to allow students to register to vote, without changing their driver's license address. They believe many students do not want to change their address because it may impact other parts of their life, like health or car insurance.

The deadline to register to vote is October 4. This proposal will be debated, but not in enough time to impact this year's election.


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