Two reasons invalidating legislature

The League of Women Voters and some Democrats had challenged the state’s 162 legislative and congressional districts, but the final suit only targeted 34 of those districts. The plaintiffs challenged the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th congressional districts.

After the 2018 midterms, Democrats now hold five of those nine seats, and the full delegation is evenly split between the two parties, 7-7.

(7) Each petition under this section must provide at the top of the page check boxes and statements printed in 12-point type to clearly indicate whether the circulator of the petition is a paid signature gatherer or a volunteer signature gatherer.

(8) Each petition under this section must clearly indicate below the statement required under subsection (7) and be printed in 12-point type that if the petition circulator does not comply with all of the requirements of this act for petition circulators, any signature obtained by that petition circulator on that petition is invalid and will not be counted.

Each initiative and referendum state employs a unique method of calculating the state's signature requirements.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two partisan gerrymandering cases last month and is expected to issue rulings at the end of June.Both the state legislature, through the referral process, and citizens, through the initiative process, can propose constitutional amendments.However, a constitutional convention is needed to propose a general revision to the Michigan Constitution.If the legislature rejects the law, then the measure is placed on the next general election ballot.For amendments, if the petition contains sufficient signatures, then the measure is placed directly on the next general election ballot.

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