Proposal One

By: Lori Jane Gliha
By: Lori Jane Gliha

Voters will be choosing more than just candidates this Tuesday. Four proposals are on the 2002 ballot including one that could change the way some people vote.

Proposal One would eliminate straight party voting. Currently, voter's are able to choose only Republicans or all Democrats with one punch on their ballot.

If Proposal One passes, voters can still choose to vote along party lines. However, voters must choose candidates one at a time rather than all at once.

Opponents say eliminating straight party voting would create longer lines at the polls and discourage voters from completing their ballots.

People in favor of the proposal say they believe voters will be more likely to complete their ballots, and they say voters will become more aware of the candidates and what issues they support.

For the complete text of Proposal One, voters can log onto www.michigan.gov/sos.


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