95.3 / 88.5 FM Grand Rapids and 95.3 FM Muskegon
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

State board will determine fate of ballot proposals

petition signing.jpg
Flickr - John Englart
/
Ballots

Two petition campaigns face a critical test Wednesday.

A state panel will determine whether they’ve gathered enough signatures to put a pair of proposed amendments to the Michigan Constitution on the November ballot.

One proposal would expand voting rights. The other would add an abortion rights amendment to the constitution.

One proposal would expand voting rights. The other would add an abortion rights amendment to the constitution. Abortion remains legal in Michigan under a court order. But Darci McConnell with the Reproductive Freedom for All campaign says that could change.

“We need to be able to enshrine those protections for generations to come.”

Fred Wszolek with the vote-no campaign says the petition language is rife with technical errors and typos.

“The Constitution currently has zero typos and I think it should probably stay that way.”

Both of the vote-yes campaigns say that’s not the issue and the only question before the board is whether the petition drives gathered enough valid voters’ signatures.