MHA Race of the Week – Michigan Ballot Proposals

MI Vote Matters 2020

MI Vote Matters logoThe MHA Race of the Week series highlights the most pivotal statewide races and issues for Election 2020. The series is designed to provide hospitals and healthcare advocates with the resources they need to make informed decisions on Election Day.

Statewide Ballot Proposals:

Proposal 1 – Natural Resources Trust Fund Spending

If approved, this measure would amend the state Constitution to provide more flexibility in how revenue from oil, gas and mineral state-land lease royalties are allocated for environmental protection, the development and maintenance of parks, nature areas and public recreation facilities.

Proposal 2 – Electronic Communications Data Protections

If approved, this measure would add protections into the state Constitution to require a search warrant to access a person's electronic data or electronic communications.


The Citizens Research Council of Michigan, a well-respected, independent, nonpartisan public policy research organization, currently has available on its website three excellent analyses of each statewide ballot proposal. Each analysis provides an in-depth look at how the proposals will impact Michigan residents, free of any support for one side or another.


The MHA has not taken an official position on either of the measures that appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. However, statewide ballot proposals serve an important role in public policy by putting the power to approve or reject changes to Michigan’s Constitution or state law in the hands of voters. For that reason, the MHA encourages voters to learn more about each proposal to make informed decisions on Election Day.


View both sides of the ballot before submission, as ballot proposals often appear on the back side of a ballot.

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