"All political power is inherent in the people."
- Article 1, Section 1, Michigan State Constitution
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On election day, we, the voters of Michigan, deserve to have our say. We expect our elections to be fair and transparent so that our votes matter and our voices are heard.


Politicians don't agree. They manipulate our voting maps to keep themselves in power. They draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves, instead of putting community interests and voter needs first. This allows politicians the power to choose their voters, instead of giving the voters the power to choose their politicians. This process gives us inattentive, ineffective, and unpopular representatives who keep getting re-elected over and over.


Voters Not Politicians is a ballot question committee working to bring the power back to the people of Michigan through a citizen led ballot initiative. With the help of other grassroots organizations, Voters Not Politician's vision is to establish an Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission through a state constitutional amendment.

TAKE ACTION

People across Michigan who value their votes are taking action to reform redistricting rules. If you're ready, find out how you can get involved.


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Learn how politicians are manipulating our elections, so you're prepared to help reform the rules.


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Make your vote count and your voice heard! Lace up your boots and volunteer with Voters Not Politicians.


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Support us as we demand reform to bring transparent, impartial, and fair elections to Michigan by 2020.


The people of Michigan have the power to end partisan redistricting.


learn about gerrymandering in michigan

Elections are supposed to represent the will of the people, not politicians. But politicians are manipulating our voting maps to keep themselves in power, with little incentive to listen to their voters. Learn more about how this process, known as gerrymandering, leads to disenfranchised voters and how you can help reform the rules to make sure Michigan legislators in Lansing and Washington hear our voices.




Michigan voters have the power to reform the rules through a constitutional amendment. The process of giving Michiganders the chance to vote on this is called a ballot initiative. A ballot initiative requires 315,654 valid signatures that must be collected in a 180-day window. Voters Not Politicians will be canvassing across Michigan to collect signatures of voters who want their voices to be heard. At this time, we are looking for petition circulator volunteers!


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Once enough signatures are collected, the Voters Not Politicians petition will be placed on the November 2018 general election ballot. In order for the voters of Michigan to reform the rules to make the redistricting process impartial and fair, we will need a majority of votes in 2018. If a majority vote "Yes" on the ballot initiative, the petition will be adopted and will amend the Michigan State Constitution before the next redistricting process begins.