At hearing, election officials and advocates describe recent threats that risk driving election workers from their jobs.
The Republican-passed Senate Bill 1 added restrictions to voting that plaintiffs say disproportionately affect voters of color.
Officials previously could locate a single voting site to serve multiple small precincts. Now some counties will need to double their number of sites.
Michigan bill would ensure people released from prison get crucial information to register as voters
Legislation applauded by voting rights activists would mandate Department of Corrections to provide people who have served their sentences with ID and voter registration materials.
Number of days could range from nine to 29, with polling places scattered throughout a city or a single location shared across a county.
A bill Republicans shaped behind closed doors directs the state to investigate and supervise the county’s election administration, even targeting officials for removal.
Teens who “preregister” to vote become automatically eligible on their 18th birthday. Democrats’ proposal would lower the age when youth could sign up.
The House and Senate reach a compromise on differing versions of HB 1243, agreeing to keep protection for ineligible voters who cast ballots by mistake.
The Senate and House bills had differed on whether someone should be punished for voting by mistake. Now the two chambers must reach an agreement.
Bill rooted in conspiracy theories about the multi-state program for cleaning voter rolls approved by the House and Senate.