Panel: Electoral Reform via Ballot Initiatives

The panel will look at two initiatives that may be on the November 2018 ballot: the Voters Not Politicians initiative to reform redistricting, and the Promote the Vote initiative to expand voting and registration opportunities.

The goal of the event is to inform the audience of pros and cons of the two ballot initiatives, while at the same time fostering "civil civic discourse" on these policy issues from a variety of perspectives.
Panelists:
-John Chamberlin, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy will serve as Moderator
-Nancy Wang (Voters Not Politicians) will discuss the ballot initiative on gerrymandering/redistricting
-Sharon Dolente (Promote the Vote) will discuss the ballot initiative on expanding voting and registration opportunities
-Christopher Thomas (former Director of Elections for the State) will react to/comment on the two reform proposals
-Richard McLellan (Election Law Attorney) will discuss why the VNP proposal would not be good policy for the State.

This event is open to the public.

Sponsored by: The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
Co-sponsors: WeListen, Domestic Policy Corps (DPC), Department of Political Science

For more information contact closup@umich.edu or call 734-647-4091.
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When and Where

735 S. State Street, Weill Hall - 1100

October 2018

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4:00pm - 5:30pm

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