Election Law

Election Law Summary

In 2018, Fraser Trebilcock's legal team won a decisive Michigan Supreme Court victory for its client in what has been called the Court's most important case of the year. The Court's decision in that case secured a place on the ballot for Voters Not Politicians' Proposal 2, which allowed Michigan’s citizens to overwhelmingly approve an amendment to Michigan’s Constitution ending partisan gerrymandering of legislative election districts.

The battle for the ballot is not for the faint of heart, nor is it for amateurs. Ballot proposals are the ultimate test of citizen power in a democracy, yet parties sponsoring or opposing ballot proposals must engage experienced legal teams to impact which proposals do and do not reach the ballot, and these teams must battle in multiple arenas, often at once.

Fraser’s ballot and election law team has successfully counseled, planned, and litigated high-profile cases proposing changes to Michigan’s Constitution. Fraser's team also has extensive experience in election administration, and access to professionals in public relations and communications.