Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2020 Data Tables

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Q21c. In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the "Voting Policies in State Constitution Initiative" (Proposal 3). To the best of your knowledge, has no-excuse absentee voting had a positive or negative impact on your jurisdiction's administration of the elections since then?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the "Voting Policies in State Constitution Initiative" (Proposal 3). To the best of your knowledge, has no-excuse absentee voting had a positive or negative impact on your jurisdiction's administration of the elections since then? No impact so far ** 18% 14% ** 17%
Very positive ** 29% 34% ** 30%
Mostly positive ** 29% 33% ** 30%
Mostly negative ** 10% 7% ** 9%
Very negative ** 6% 3% ** 5%
Don't know ** 8% 10% ** 9%
*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
In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the "Voting Policies in State Constitution Initiative" (Proposal 3). To the best of your knowledge, has no-excuse absentee voting had a positive or negative impact on your jurisdiction's administration of the elections since then? No impact so far 24% 15% 11% 14% 11% 17%
Very positive 25% 29% 35% 41% 45% 30%
Mostly positive 25% 31% 37% 29% 29% 30%
Mostly negative 9% 11% 6% 5% 11% 9%
Very negative 6% 4% 6% 3% 2% 5%
Don't know 10% 8% 6% 8% 2% 9%
*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
In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the "Voting Policies in State Constitution Initiative" (Proposal 3). To the best of your knowledge, has no-excuse absentee voting had a positive or negative impact on your jurisdiction's administration of the elections since then? No impact so far 24% 15% 17% 25% 13% 13% 17%
Very positive 24% 27% 34% 23% 33% 37% 30%
Mostly positive 26% 33% 27% 30% 30% 31% 30%
Mostly negative 7% 10% 10% 10% 12% 6% 9%
Very negative 7% 5% 4% 4% 4% 6% 5%
Don't know 11% 10% 9% 8% 8% 7% 9%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.