2021 Michigan Elections Key Votes

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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Oct. 14, 2021 MI SB 304 Requires Voters who Cast a Provisional Ballot to Confirm their Information with the Local Clerk Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 51)
Oct. 14, 2021 MI SB 303 Repeals the Option for Voters to Sign an Affidavit to Affirm their Identity Before Casting a Ballot Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 51)
Oct. 6, 2021 MI SB 280 Requires the Board of State Canvassers to Complete a Canvass of an Initiative Petition Within 100 Days After it's Been Filed Bill Passed - House (55 - 48)
Sept. 30, 2021 MI HB 4528 Requires Election Challengers to Undergo Training Concurrence Vote Passed - House (81 - 24)
Sept. 30, 2021 MI HB 4528 Requires Election Challengers to Undergo Training Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Sept. 30, 2021 MI HB 4837 Prohibits Third Parties from Accessing the Qualified Voter File Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Sept. 30, 2021 MI HB 4492 Expands Polling Place Locations Bill Passed - House (84 - 21)
Sept. 30, 2021 MI HB 4838 Prohibits Electronic Poll Books from Being Connected to the Internet Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Sept. 30, 2021 MI HB 4492 Expands Polling Place Locations Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
Sept. 30, 2021 MI SB 280 Requires the Board of State Canvassers to Complete a Canvass of an Initiative Petition Within 100 Days After it's Been Filed Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
Aug. 17, 2021 MI HB 4840 Requires Ballots from Elections to be Retained for 22 Months After Certification Bill Passed - House (80 - 28)
Aug. 17, 2021 MI HB 4837 Prohibits Third Parties from Accessing the Qualified Voter File Bill Passed - House (75 - 33)
Aug. 17, 2021 MI HB 4838 Prohibits Electronic Poll Books from Being Connected to the Internet Bill Passed - House (77 - 31)
June 17, 2021 MI HB 4528 Requires Election Challengers to Undergo Training Bill Passed - House (105 - 4)
June 16, 2021 MI SB 303 Repeals the Option for Voters to Sign an Affidavit to Affirm their Identity Before Casting a Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
June 16, 2021 MI SB 285 Requires Voters to Present Identification to Receive an Absentee Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
June 16, 2021 MI SB 304 Requires Voters who Cast a Provisional Ballot to Confirm their Information with the Local Clerk Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
March 9, 2021 MI HB 4134 Requires Maintaining a List of "Permanent Absent Voters" Bill Passed - House (79 - 30)
March 9, 2021 MI HB 4128 Rescinds a Voter's Registration if They Have Not Voted Since 2000 Bill Passed - House (66 - 43)
March 9, 2021 MI HB 4127 Requires the Secretary of State Notify People Before Canceling Their Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (61 - 48)
Date No. Title Outcome
10/14 SB 304 Requires Voters who Cast a Provisional Ballot to Confirm their Information with the Local Clerk Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 51)
10/14 SB 303 Repeals the Option for Voters to Sign an Affidavit to Affirm their Identity Before Casting a Ballot Concurrence Vote Passed - House (56 - 51)
10/06 SB 280 Requires the Board of State Canvassers to Complete a Canvass of an Initiative Petition Within 100 Days After it's Been Filed Bill Passed - House (55 - 48)
9/30 HB 4528 Requires Election Challengers to Undergo Training Concurrence Vote Passed - House (81 - 24)
9/30 HB 4528 Requires Election Challengers to Undergo Training Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
9/30 HB 4837 Prohibits Third Parties from Accessing the Qualified Voter File Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
9/30 HB 4492 Expands Polling Place Locations Bill Passed - House (84 - 21)
9/30 HB 4838 Prohibits Electronic Poll Books from Being Connected to the Internet Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
9/30 HB 4492 Expands Polling Place Locations Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 15)
9/30 SB 280 Requires the Board of State Canvassers to Complete a Canvass of an Initiative Petition Within 100 Days After it's Been Filed Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 16)
8/17 HB 4840 Requires Ballots from Elections to be Retained for 22 Months After Certification Bill Passed - House (80 - 28)
8/17 HB 4837 Prohibits Third Parties from Accessing the Qualified Voter File Bill Passed - House (75 - 33)
8/17 HB 4838 Prohibits Electronic Poll Books from Being Connected to the Internet Bill Passed - House (77 - 31)
6/17 HB 4528 Requires Election Challengers to Undergo Training Bill Passed - House (105 - 4)
6/16 SB 303 Repeals the Option for Voters to Sign an Affidavit to Affirm their Identity Before Casting a Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
6/16 SB 285 Requires Voters to Present Identification to Receive an Absentee Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
6/16 SB 304 Requires Voters who Cast a Provisional Ballot to Confirm their Information with the Local Clerk Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
3/09 HB 4134 Requires Maintaining a List of "Permanent Absent Voters" Bill Passed - House (79 - 30)
3/09 HB 4128 Rescinds a Voter's Registration if They Have Not Voted Since 2000 Bill Passed - House (66 - 43)
3/09 HB 4127 Requires the Secretary of State Notify People Before Canceling Their Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (61 - 48)

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