So far over $140 million has been spent by campaigns for and against Michigan's six ballot proposals. That kind of money can pay for a lot of information (or misinformation) in the form of TV ads, phone calls, and mailers.
Thus Michigan voters can be forgiven for losing patience with the process. But that doesn't relieve them of their democratic duties.
Here are a few resources that voters can use to get the basic information they'll need for election day, and if they choose, a little more:
The non-partisan, non-profit group Publius uses public voting records to provide essential information including sample ballots and locations of polling places.
The Secretary of State's website gives voters similar information with the addition of telling them whether they are registered or not.
And for those who want to dig a little deeper into their ballots, MIVOTE has video interviews with over 100 state House candidates, while Michigan Radio has done extensive coverage of the six proposals.
- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom