Voters line up at Brody Hall at Michigan State University to cast their ballot in the 2022 midterm elections on Tuesday. The ballot included races for overnor, attorney general, secretary of state, the state’s 13 congressional seats, and the 148 members of the Michigan Legislature. There also were three statewide ballot proposals up for vote.

Abortion motivates, divides East Lansing voters

Abortion was a key issue driving many East Lansing voters to the polls Tuesday.

The ballot includes a proposal to amend Michigan’s constitution to protect reproductive rights, including abortion. The measure, which appears as Proposal 3, would overturn a 1931 Michigan law banning abortion and offer state protections in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courts overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide.