Hoadley Co-Sponsors ‘Voter Bill of Rights’
Michigan House Democrats Gretchen Driskell of Saline and Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo have co-sponsored an amendment to the Michigan Constitution they say will help make voting easier, especially for working people with families.
Among other things, the proposal would allow for early voting - essentially opening local clerk's offices or voting centers a day or two before Election Day where early voting could take place. Hoadley says younger voters who have active working and family schedules and find they have little time to wait in line to vote, say, during lunch hours.
Hoadley tells WBCK this tight-schedule problem some voters have has been complicated by the elimination of straight party ticket voting in Michigan, forcing voters to spend more time they may not have at the polls.
He elaborated on other goals of the measure. Hear them by clicking the player below.