June 6th, 2023

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has continued to work collaboratively with the House and Senate to advocate for the swift passage of Proposal 2 implementation bills. HB 4695, introduced by Representative Tsernoglou, and SB 367, introduced by Senator Moss, would implement the early voting provision of Proposal 2, further expanding Michigan voters’ options for casting a ballot.

 “The bills discussed today carry out the will of the voters while providing the flexibility needed by clerks in counties, cities, and townships of all sizes and geographies across the state.” – SOS Benson (June 6, 2023 during Senate Elections)

These bills would codify the minimum requirement for nine days of early voting for all statewide and federal elections. SOS Benson has testified in support of these bills in front of both the House and Senate elections committees as they would allow municipal and county agreements to conduct early voting, providing local clerks the opportunity to choose a model of early voting that works best for their jurisdictions.