1996 Referendum General Election Results - Michigan
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  Referendum: Proposal A: Amendment to Michigan's Bingo ActPopular Vote
No 1,936,198 56.17%
Yes 1,511,063 43.83%
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Election Notes:
  • Proposal A is a referendum on Public Act 118 of 1994. Public Act 118 would amend the Bingo Act to specify that the term "qualified organization" would not include a candidate committee, political committee, political party committee, ballot question committee, independent committee, or any other committee as defined by and organized pursuant to the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. This means that if Public Act 118 is in effect, political parties, or other political organizations organized for political purposes, will be banned from conducting, and thus receiving revenue from, bingo games. Public Act 118 also would increase the aggregate value of prizes distributed for a charity game from 60% to 65% of the resale value of all charity game tickets for that game; and increase from $200 to $300 the single maximum prize for a charity game. Public Act 118 had been scheduled to take effect on April 1, 1995. The Act was suspended after sufficient referendum petitions were filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to Article 2, Section 9 of the State Constitution (which reserves to the electors the power to approve or reject laws enacted by the Legislature). If a majority of the voters cast "yes" votes on Proposal A, Public Act 118 will become law.
Demographic Data

2000 Population:9,938,444Enum.2000 Population Density:67.6persons/km2
1996 Population:9,758,645Est.1996 Population Density:66.3persons/km2
1990 Population:9,295,287Enum.1990 Population Density:63.2persons/km2
Land Area (2000):147,121km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.7%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: Michigan Department of State. Bureau of Elections. Election Results General Election November 5, 1996, Michigan Department of State. Bureau of Elections (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/1996_General_Election_Results_for_November_5,_1996_20871_7.pdf) (accessed 24 Mar 2014)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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