Proposal 6

Proposal 6 would amend the state constitution regarding construction of international bridges and tunnels.   This proposal would require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election and in each municipality where ‘new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles’ are to be located before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or resources for acquiring land, designing, soliciting bids for, constructing, financing, or promoting new international bridges or tunnels.  Create a definition of  ‘New international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles’ that means ‘any bridge or tunnel which is not open to the public and serving traffic as of January 1, 2012.”  Should this proposal be approved?


Yes               49.9%

No                36.8%

Don’t Know 13.0%

A closer look

                        Yes                  No                   DK

UP/North         21.8%              61.5%              16.7%

West                32.8%              49.3%              17.9%

Southwest        32.0%              48.0%              20.0%

Mid                  28.8%              50.0%              21.2%

E Central          25.5%              66.0%              8.5%

Oakland           51.9%              26.6%              21.5%

Macomb          34.0%              46.0%              20.0% 

Wayne             45.7%              34.3%              18.6%

Detroit              30.0%              57.5%              12.5%

Proposal 5

Proposal 5 would amend the state constitution to limit the enactment of new taxes by state government.  It would require a 2/3 majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election in order for the State of Michigan to impose new or additional taxes or expand the base of taxation or increasing the rate of taxation.  This section shall in no way be construed to limit or modify tax limitations otherwise created in this Constitution.  Should this proposal be approved?


Yes              50.5%

No               35.8%

Don’t Know 13.5%