Michigan, USA, regional Veto-plebiscite [AVP] - approval by electors

General Typology

Veto-plebiscite [AVP]
Michigan, USA
Political level
Local Name:
Approval by electors
Normative Level:
Legally Binding:
Legally Defined:

Michigan Constitution, Article IV, Section 34
Any bill passed by the legislature and approved by the governor, except a bill appropriating money, may provide that it will not become law unless approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon.

Source: Constitution of Michigan of 1963 (accessed 3 July 2017)

Subject Matter:

Subjecting the enactment of a law to popular vote after gubernatorial approval


Governor : A question if put on the ballot if the law passes the legislature, is approved by the governor and provides that it shall be subject to a popular vote before enactment.
Decision maker:


Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Majority of voters
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

Bills appropriating money (Michigan Constitution, Article IV, Section 34)

Other Formal Requirements:

The bill must provide for a popular vote (Michigan Constitution, Article IV, Section 34)

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Compiled Laws, Chapter 168 (Act 116), 168.485
A question submitted to the electors of this state or the electors of a subdivision of this state shall, to the extent that it will not confuse the electorate, be worded so that a €œyes€ vote will be a vote in favor of the subject matter of the proposal or issue and a €œno€ vote will be a vote against the subject matter of the proposal or issue. The question shall be worded so as to apprise the voters of the subject matter of the proposal or issue, but need not be legally precise. The question shall be clearly written using words that have a common everyday meaning to the general public. The language used shall not create prejudice for or against the issue or proposal.

Source: Michigan Compiled Laws (accessed 3 July 2017)

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