Motion graphic: Understanding how proposals get on the ballot

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Elections offer citizens the opportunity to vote directly on proposed changes in the law. Typically, such changes go through state legislatures. There can also be proposals at regional, county, municipal and school district levels.

So, how do proposals make it onto the ballot in the first place. In this MI First Election graphic, Michigan State University student Alexea Hankin shows us.

Here are the graphics in this election 2016 series:

How U.S. Supreme Court Justices are appointed

Understanding who can and cannot vote

Understanding absentee voting

Understanding political polls

Understanding red states, blue states and purple states

Understanding how much it costs to win an election

Understanding gerrymandering

Understanding the Electoral College

Understanding the electoral vs. popular vote

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