Get Your Absentee Ballot Here!
All eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absentee voter ballot without providing a reason.
Everything you need to know about getting an absentee ballot can be found online with the Michigan Secretary of State: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8728-21037--,00.html.
Elections Protection Hotline
Problems registering to vote? Need some expert advice? No problem. Call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).
You can also get help at https://866ourvote.org
Creating a Voting System that Works for All
The following website is a non-partisan resource to help voters navigate Michigan's new voting laws so that we can all successfully cast our ballots in 2020.
GO TO: https://www.michiganvoting.org
Once on this site, be sure to click on: View the Know Your Rights Guide (https://www.michiganvoting.org/know-your-rights) for the most up-to-date information on voter registration, voting accessibility, and frequently asked questions about voting.
Make your voice heard in Michigan's Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
411 Voter Guide
Click the 411.org icon for all the election info you need!
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.
Know Your Voting Rights
Elimination of "Must Vote in Person"
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.
LWVUS Safeguarding Democracy Project
For information on the League of Women Voters United States (LWVUS) Safeguarding Democracy project, click on the link below:
Voter Education Fund
We make voting easier through varied voter education programs.
The League of Women Voters Education Fund conducts voter service and citizen education activities. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit public policy educational organization that does the following:
- Builds citizen participation in the democratic process.
- Studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner.
- Enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through
education and conflict management.
LWV Detroit Judge Forum (2017) at the Detroit Public Library