The so-called "Promote the Vote" initiative petition would amend sections 4 and 7 of the state constitution ... in a very bad way.
Among the troubling proposals:
- Allow 9 days of early in-person voting;
- Require state-funded absentee-ballot drop boxes;
- Provide folks the right to identify with a simple signed statement (like the one in the photo).
All these provisions are a recipe for widespread election fraud and more work for our already hard-working county clerks. There would also be increased costs to both the state and local units of government.
Certainly do your own research on this proposal, but we heartily recommend a NO vote.