LANSING — Last month, voters approved Proposal 3 to eliminate barriers to fair and accessible elections. Despite the proposal passing with over 60 percent support and in 80 of Michigan’s 83 counties, House Republicans rushed through a plan today weakening key elements of the initiative. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:
“When Michiganders went to the ballot box in November, they overwhelmingly supported making it easier for people across our state to vote. Now, the legislative majority is subverting the will of Michigan voters by adding unnecessary hurdles to the voter registration process. Instead of passing legislation that makes it harder for people to vote, we should be spending the final few days of session addressing the needs of Michigan’s working families: protecting their paychecks, ensuring their water is clean, and removing obstacles to health care access. I voted against this legislation because it is not only out of touch with our families' priorities, but it makes it harder for Michiganders to voice those priorities at the ballot box."