Detroit City Council Must Adopt Pro-Voter Policies for Future Elections

DETROIT — All Voting is Local Michigan, Voters Not Politicians, Detroit Action, and Michigan United are calling on the Detroit City Council to pass a resolution that allows for increased voting access for Detroiters. In the letter, the groups requested that the city council expand early voting access, increase public funding for tools like ballot drop boxes, and take steps to provide faster voting results.

Several counties across Michigan – including Wayne, Oakland and Ingram – have recently passed similar resolutions that promote pro-voting policies. Now, Detroit can follow suit and increase access to the polls for voters across the city.

“As leaders of Michigan’s largest city, your support for protecting voting rights carries weight that will help influence others to take a stand and help protect voting rights in Michigan,” the groups wrote in the letter. “After a historic grassroots campaign to pass Proposal 3 in 2018, voters across the state took advantage of greater access to absentee voting in 2020, using the option in record numbers. In addition to the new measures from Proposal 3, many communities across Michigan implemented new pro-voter policies such as expanded hours for in-person absentee voting, ballot drop boxes, and prepaid postage for absentee voting.”

The full letter can be found here.