FAQs: Voting for Political Parties
These terms apply only to the partisan part of your ballot in a General Election (not a Primary):
Voters may quickly vote a Straight Ticket for all candidates of one political party. Vote for all by marking your ballot for one party.
OR a Split Ticket by overriding their Straight Ticket choice for any office. Each candidate under the party selected will receive a vote except where superseded by a direct vote for a candidate. NOTE: if you vote for candidates of more than one political party in a primary election, none of your partisan selections will be counted.
OR a Mixed Ticket by selecting each office individually and not selecting a party.
If you vote a “straight ticket,” only the partisan offices are included. The following offices (at the state level) are not included: Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Although Supreme Court candidates are usually nominated by political parties, their names appear on the “nonpartisan” portion of the ballot.
Go to the Michigan Secretary of State’s website.