Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 Data Tables

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Q13a. The State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most — or all — of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State’s contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree that new equipment will be worth new costs to your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
The State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most — or all — of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State’s contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree that new equipment will be worth new costs to your jurisdiction? Strongly Agree ** 27% 17% ** 25%
Somewhat Agree ** 30% 38% ** 32%
Neither Agree nor Disagree ** 22% 27% ** 23%
Somewhat Disagree ** 11% 12% ** 11%
Strongly Disagree ** 6% 3% ** 6%
Don't Know ** 4% 3% ** 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.


**Counties and villages were not asked about election administration

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
The State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most — or all — of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State’s contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree that new equipment will be worth new costs to your jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 19% 30% 29% 24% 27% 25%
Somewhat Agree 30% 32% 34% 33% 33% 32%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 27% 20% 22% 19% 20% 23%
Somewhat Disagree 13% 9% 10% 13% 12% 11%
Strongly Disagree 7% 6% 2% 8% 2% 6%
Don't Know 3% 4% 2% 3% 6% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
The State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most — or all — of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State’s contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree that new equipment will be worth new costs to your jurisdiction? Strongly Agree 23% 24% 26% 18% 37% 24% 25%
Somewhat Agree 30% 32% 35% 32% 30% 30% 32%
Neither Agree nor Disagree 26% 19% 25% 23% 20% 23% 23%
Somewhat Disagree 12% 16% 6% 14% 7% 11% 11%
Strongly Disagree 5% 4% 6% 10% 3% 7% 6%
Don't Know 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 4% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.