Making Democracy Work

Elections and Voter Information

Everything you need to know about elections in your area

Contains information on The Next Election in your area or state, information on how to Register to Vote, Voter Information, and About Voting (early, absentee, by mail, or at the polls).

New Rights for Michigan Voters

Register to Vote Flyer

Know Your Voting Rights

Check out the new online Voter Rights resource from the ACLU MI:

https://www.aclumich.org/en/know-your-rights/know-your-rights-voting

411.org Online Voter Guide

Vote411.org Click the 411.org icon for all the election info you need!

On November 6, 2018, the General Election is scheduled to elect the Governor of Michigan and other federal, state, and local officials. Go to VOTE411.org and enter your voting address to see the races relevant to your ballot.

All federal and state races in Michigan are available as well as local race information where prepared for their area by local Leagues. VOTE411.org contains all the election information you need, such as:

  • What is on the ballot
  • Who are the candidates
  • What are the candidate's views on issues
  • What are the proposals

411.org also offers information on candidate forums, voter registration, ID requirements, polling places, and election processes such as absentee voting.

Secretary of State: Information for Voters

The MI Secretary of State offers online voter information as well as information on state candidates and proposals.

Go to http://www.michigan.gov/sos for information such as registering to vote, obtaining an absentee ballot, how moving affects your voter registration, military and overseas civilian voters, and what type of voting equipment is available in your district.

Elimination of "Must Vote in Person"

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of March 2019, the MI Secretary of State has eliminated the "must vote in person" requirement for first-time mail-in registrants (or if one registers with a group such as LWV without a clerk present).

This means new registrants/voters do not have to vote in person the first time voting. They can register at home and request an absentee ballot for their first election.