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voting & election information

As a result of the passage of the "Promote the Vote" constitutional amendment in November, 2018 by Michigan voters, voter registration and absentee ballot procedures have changed The office of Michigan's Secretary of State is working to implement the new policies, which are reflected here.

VOTING CALENDAR

There are 4 election days in Michigan, each with its own candidate filing deadline and date a voter must be registered in order to cast a ballot. 

VOTING 101

In a democratic society, we have the privilege of voting to choose the representatives who will work on the problems important to us. Here are some resources to help you navigate the world of voting.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Download a voter registration form and learn where, when and how you can register to vote. 

VOTING FAQs

Learn about primary elections, voting day rules, different kinds of ballots, absentee voting and more. 

VOTING TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

First time voters and college students often find themselves caught in the technicalities of Michigan election laws. Here are a few tips for college students in Michigan to help guide you through the voting process. 

VOTER GUIDES

The League of Women Voters of Michigan produces a non-partisan voter guide available on line at VOTE411.org for all elections.  In addition to statewide races and proposals, many local Leagues supplement the guide with county and local races and proposals. By typing in your address, you can explore the races on your ballot and compare the un-edited responses submitted by the candidates.

For November elections in even-numbered years (presidential election and mid-terms), the League also produces a print copy of the voter guide which is distributed to public libraries and other public facilities.


The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.