State of Michigan

Michigan College Student Voting

College Democrats at the Univ. of Mich. v. Johnson

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Michigan college students challenging two laws — one that required individuals who registered by mail or via a third-party registration drive to vote in person the first time and one that required an individual’s driver’s license address match their voter registration address — made voting more difficult for college students in violation of the First, 14th and 26th Amendments. The Michigan secretary of state issued a directive invalidating the first law and an agreement was reached that the secretary would implement a public education campaign around college student voter registration to alleviate the confusion created by the law.

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