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Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

Status update and full text: 7 ballot proposals in Michigan

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The Secretary of State says local jurisdictions and school districts in 82 of Michigan's 83 counties are conducting elections today.

Update Wednesday, October 10, 11:30 a.m.

Editor's note: This post was created after state election officials voted on pending ballot proposals.

There are now six proposals on the ballot.

To see a comprehensive list with links to the ballot language, see this more current post:

The six ballot proposals facing Michigan Voters

Tuesday, August 28, 1:53 p.m.

Yesterday was the deadline for the Michigan Board of State Canvassers to decide whether several ballot proposals should go on the November ballot.

Some made the ballot, some didn't.

MPRN's Rick Pluta covered the action at the State Board of Canvassers yesterday. Here's his list of where he tells us the seven ballot proposals now stand.

Follow the links on the proposal description to access the full text of the ballot question.

Repeal emergency manager law:

  • On the ballot

  • Language approved

Collective bargaining:

  • Provisionally on the ballot (appeal to Michigan Supreme Court pending)
  • Language approved

25 by '25 renewable energy:

  • On the ballot
  • Language approved

Home health care workers unionization:

  • On the ballot
  • Language approved

Tax hike supermajority:

  • Appeal pending before the Michigan Supreme Court

  • Language provisionally approved

Casino expansion:

  • Appeal pending before the Michigan Supreme Court

Future bridge and tunnel vote:

  • Appeal pending before the Michigan Supreme Court

All ballot proposals must be finalized before absentee ballots are mailed out 45 days before the election.
*An earlier version of this post showed some appeals going to the Michigan Court of Appeals. Those appeals will now be argued before the Michigan Supreme Court. The post has been updated.

-Elaine Ezekiel contributed to this post

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