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Proposed amendment would put voting rights in Michigan Constitution

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A voting rights coalition has launched a campaign to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The campaign submitted its petition language on Monday to the state Bureau of Elections.

If it makes the ballot and is approved by voters, the amendment would require at least nine days of early voting, funding for ballot drop boxes, and a system that allows voters to track mailed-in ballots.

It would also guarantee people the right to vote either with a government issued I.D. or signing an affidavit.

Khalilah Spencer is the Promote the Vote campaign president.

“We must create a voting system that secures options for voters, equitable access to the polls, and ensures that all voters are heard in our election system.”

The campaign would have to gather a little more than 425 thousand signatures to get on the November statewide ballot.