2022 election results: Michigan voters approve Proposal 1 on term limits, public financial disclosure

Constitutional amendment passed in general election

MT. GILEAD, NC - MAY 17: A man fills out a ballot at a voting booth on May 17, 2022 in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) (Sean Rayford, 2022 Getty Images)

Michigan voters have voted in favor of a ballot proposal that will amend term limits for Michigan legislators and regulate public financial disclosure from some elected officials.

Candidate

Votes

%

Yes
2,835,93366%
No
1,431,74434%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(4,690 / 4,690)

In the weeks leading up to Election Day, a majority of Democratic, Republican and Independent voters showed support for Proposal 1, according to the latest WDIV/Detroit News poll of Michigan voters. At the end of October, 71.1% of Michigan voters were in favor of the proposed constitutional amendment.

The approved proposal will now amend the Michigan Constitution to do the following (as written in the proposal):

  • Require annual public financial disclosure reports by legislators and other state officers and change state legislator term limit to 12 total years in the legislature.
  • Require members of the legislature, the governor, lieutenant government, secretary of state, and attorney general to file annual public financial disclosure reports after 2023 including assets, liabilities, income sources, future employment agreements, gifts, travel reimbursements and positions held in organizations except religious, social and political organizations.
  • Require the legislature to implement but not limit or restrict reporting requirements.
  • Replace current term limits for state representatives and state senators to a 12-year total limit in any combination between the house of representatives and the senate, with the exception that a person elected in the senate in 2022 may be elected the number of times allowed when that person became a candidate.

According to the Michigan Constitution’s Article XII § 2, a proposed constitutional amendment that is approved by the majority of voters will take effect 45 days after the date of the election in which the proposal passed. This means that the constitutional amendment should take effect by Dec. 23.

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