Voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around.

Politicians in Michigan are manipulating elections to keep themselves in power.

Voters Not Politicians values Michiganders' votes, and is taking action to reform the rules by 2020. Michigan deserves a fair, transparent, and impartial process for drawing voting maps and deserves a government that is by, and for, the people.

"All political power

is inherent in the people."

- Article 1, Section 1,

Michigan State Constitution

"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. Learn more here.

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

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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 over 315,000 valid signatures that must be collected in a 180-day window.

Starting in May 2017, 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.

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

VNP_section3_learn_300

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.

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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 over 315,000 valid signatures that must be collected in a 180-day window.

Starting in May 2017, 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.

Ballot Initiative Updates

There are
townhalls coming up!
We need
more signatures!

Voters Not Politicians In The News:

 

New ballot committee looking to amend state Constitution: A new group aims to get support for a constitutional amendment that would change how Michigan draws legislative and congressional district lines. Read more...


Group plans gerrymander fight in Michigan: 
A new group called “Voters Not Politicians” on Friday announced initial plans for a petition drive and 2018 ballot proposal seeking to create a “citizens’ redistricting commission” to redraw political boundaries. Read more...

 

Grassroots group calls for redistricting reform: A citizens group wants to change how political boundaries are drawn in Michigan. Right now, the Legislature draws new lines for legislative and congressional districts every 10 years following the Census. Read more...

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

The Voters Not Politicians ballot initiative is currently supported by the following grassroots and nonprofit organizations:

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