Introduced by Sen. Jeff Irwin D-Ann Arbor on February 23, 2022
To require public schools to include detailed information on elections and other political activities in school civics classes. This would include, by the end of third grade understanding “the concepts” of becoming a political candidate, voting for a candidate or proposal, and “citizen participation in public meetings.” By the end of eighth grade students would get instruction on “the branches and levels of government, including…boards of canvassers, clerks, poll workers, and the secretary of state, in administering elections.” By the end of 11th grade instruction would have to include “the voter registration process for in-person and absentee voting, the registration process for political candidates, the process for making comments at a public meeting, the process for contacting public officials about issues, the means by which voting districts are drawn, and the process through which votes are counted and election results are certified”. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee on February 23, 2022