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Ballot question campaigns enter final two weeks before election

Oct 21, 2018

Katie Fahey (left), founder and executive director of Voters Not Politicians, speaking at a rally in Flint
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Michigan voters go to the polls in a little more than two weeks.

Supporters and opponents of a ballot question on gerrymandering hope to convince voters to flip to the other side of the ballot.

Proposal 2 would take the job of drawing political boundaries away from state legislators and give it to an independent commission.    

Katie Fahey leads Voters Not Politicians, the group pushing Proposal 2. She says they have a simple mission between now and Election Day.

“We’re trying to make sure every Michigan voter knows what this is before they reach the ballot booth,” says Fahey.

The pro-Prop 2 campaign has featured TV ads and community events.

A spokesman for the opposition to Prop 2 says they’re also working to explain the “complexity” of the ballot question. 

Opponents claim the change would be anti-democratic by leaving the decision to 13 unelected bureaucrats.

In all, there are three statewide questions on the ballot.  The other two deal with voter access and legalizing recreational marijuana. 

Voters decide November 6th.