Michigan Local Leaders Expect Mixed Impacts From Expanded Voter Registration and Absentee Voting Reforms

Michigan Public Policy Survey July 2020

16 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2020

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Natalie Fitzpatrick

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: July 28, 2020

Abstract

This report presents the experiences and opinions of Michigan’s local government clerks and other city and township leaders regarding three statewide voting and election reforms: 1) voter registration up to 15 days before an election via mail, online, and at a Secretary of State’s office; 2) in-person, same-day voter registration up to and including Election Day at a local clerk’s office, and; 3) no-excuse absentee voting. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2020 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), conducted between March 30 and June 1, 2020.

Keywords: Absentee voting, voter registration, mail-in ballot

Suggested Citation

Fitzpatrick, Natalie and Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., Michigan Local Leaders Expect Mixed Impacts From Expanded Voter Registration and Absentee Voting Reforms (July 28, 2020). Michigan Public Policy Survey July 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3662757 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3662757

Natalie Fitzpatrick

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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