With voter ID law already in place, Senate votes to restrict voting options
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate voted to pass Senate Bills 303, 304, and 285, which take away options for Michigan voters on and before Election Day.
- Senate Bills 303 and 304 remove the option to vote by affidavit if you don’t have or forgot a suitable ID on Election Day.
- Senate Bill 285 requires voters to submit ID information when applying for an absentee ballot application.
“Michigan already has a voter ID law on the books that works. All these bills do is take away options from voters on Election Day, removing our option to vote by signing an affidavit,” said Clare Allenson, Democracy For All Director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “Today’s Senate vote is yet another example of how some lawmakers in Lansing are laser focused on making it harder for Michiganders to exercise their freedom to vote.”