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Quick facts -- Michigan Voting
  • Same Day Registration :    No
  • Voter Registration deadline :   30 day(s) before election
  • Early Voting :    No   --    Voting By Absentee Ballot :   Yes
  • Voter Id Requirement :   Yes
  • Electoral Votes:   16
  • U.S Congressional District(s):    14 (Change:-1)

Census Data -- MI

Population9,876,187
Population Under 1823.20%
Population over 6414.10%
Population between 18 and 6462.70%
Percentage of White76.40%
Percentage of Black14.30%
Percentage of Hispanic4.50%
Percentage of Asian2.50%
Percentage of Native American0.70%
Percentage of Native Hawaiian0.00%
Pecentage below poverty14.80%
Total Fed. Spending$0
Voter Registration Stats
Total Registered: 7,413,142
Active Registered Voters: 6,535,797
As of: October/2014

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.michigan.gov to View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election,Track your Absentee Ballot,Verify your Voter Registration,Find your Polling Place and more. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Michigan: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

    Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.

    Do I need to show identification in order to vote?

    • Voters are asked to present an acceptable photo ID such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card. Please note that voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still can vote. They simply sign a brief affidavit stating that they're not in possession of a photo ID. Their ballots are included with all others and counted on Election Day.

    The following types of photo ID are acceptable:

    • Michigan Driver's license or state-issued ID card.
    • Driver's license or personal ID card issued by another state.
    • Federal or state government-issued photo ID.
    • U.S. passport.
    • Military identification card with photo.
    • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
    • Tribal identification card with photo.

    Voters without picture ID:

    • Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
    • Questions regarding the voter identification requirement can be directed to your local city or township clerk's office.

    Does Michigan allow early voting?

    • No. While some states allow all voters to cast ballots prior to Election Day, Michigan does not have early voting. Of course, qualified Michigan voters can cast absentee ballots prior to Election Day.

    Click here for additional info


      Election Offices In michigan

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      MI:
      Election OfficePhoneAddress
      Alcona 989-724-9410 Fax: 989-724-9419 106 Fifth StreetPost Office Box 308 Harrisville, MI 48740-0308
      Alger 906-387-2076 Fax: 906-387-2156 101 Court Street Munising, MI 49862
      Allegan 269-673-0450 Fax: 269-673-0298 113 Chestnut Street Allegan, MI 49010
      Alpena 989-354-9520 Fax: 989-354-9644 720 West Chisholm Street, Suite #2 Alpena, MI 49707
      Antrim 231-533-6353 Fax: 231-533-6935 203 East CayugaPost Office Box 520 Bellaire, MI 49615-0520
      Arenac 989-846-4626 Fax: 989-846-9194 120 North Grove Street Standish, MI 48658-0747
      Baraga 906-524-6183 Fax: 906-524-6432 2 South Main Street Lanse, MI 49946
      Barry 269-945-1285 Fax: 269-945-0209 220 West State Street Hastings, MI 49058
      Bay 989-895-4280 515 Center Avenue,Suite 101 Bay City, MI 48708-4280
      Benzie 231-882-9671 Fax: 231-882-5941 448 Court PlacePost Office Box 377 Beulah, MI 49617
      Berrien 269-983-7111 Fax: 269-982-8642 Berrien County Courthouse811 Port Street Saint Joseph, MI 49085
      Branch 517-279-4306 Fax: 517-278-5627 Courthouse, 31 Division Street Coldwater, MI 49036
      Calhoun 269-781-0988 Fax: 269-781-0720 315 West Green Street Marshall, MI 49068
      Cass 269-445-4464 Fax: 269-445-4406 120 North BroadwayPost Office Box 355 Cassopolis, MI 49031-1398
      Charlevoix 231-547-7200 ext. 12 Fax: 231-547-7217 203 Antrim Street Charlevoix, MI 49720
      Cheboygan 231-627-8808 Fax: 231-627-8453 870 South Main StreetPost Office Box 70 Cheboygan, MI 49721
      Chippewa 906-635-6300 Fax: 906-635-6851 319 Court Street Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
      Clare 989-539-7131 Fax: 989-539-6616 225 West Main StreetPost Office Box 438 Harrison, MI 48625
      Clinton 989-224-5140 ext. 4 Fax: 989-227-6421 100 East State Street, Suite 2600 St. Johns, MI 48879
      Crawford 989-344-3200 Fax: 989-344-3223 200 West Michigan Avenue Grayling, MI 49738-1798
      Delta 906-789-5105 Fax: 906-789-5196 310 Ludington Street Escanaba, MI 49829-4057
      Dickinson 906-774-0988 Fax: 906-774-4660 705 South Stephenson Avenue Iron Mountain, MI 49801-0609
      Eaton 517-543-2426 ext. 4 Fax: 517-541-0666 1045 Independence Boulevard Charlotte, MI 48813
      Emmet 231-348-1744 Fax: 231-348-0633 County Building200 Division Street, Suite 130 Petoskey, MI 49770-2444
      Genesee 810-257-3224 Fax: 810-257-3464 Genesee County Courthouse900 South Saginaw Street Flint, MI 48502
      Gladwin 989-426-7351 Fax: 989-426-6917 401 West Cedar Avenue Gladwin, MI 48624-2088
      Gogebic 906-663-4518 Fax: 906-663-4660 200 North Moore Street Bessemer, MI 49911-1052
      Grand traverse county 231-922-4760 Fax: 231-922-4658 400 Boardman Avenue Traverse City, MI 49684-2577
      Gratiot 989-875-5215 Fax: 989-875-5254 214 East Center StreetPost Office Drawer 437 Ithaca, MI 48847
      Hillsdale 517-437-3391 Fax: 517-437-3392 29 North Howell StreetCourthouse, Room #1 Hillsdale, MI 49242-1698
      Houghton 906-482-1150 Fax: 906-483-0364 401 East Houghton Avenue Houghton, MI 49931-2099
      Huron 989-269-9942 Fax: 989-269-6160 County Building,250 East Huron Avenue,Room 201 Bad Axe, MI 48413-1386
      Ingham 517-676-7204 Fax: 517-676-7254 Courthouse,315 South Jefferson Mason, MI 48854-0179
      Ionia 616-527-5322 Fax: 616-527-8201 County Building100 Main Street Ionia, MI 48846
      Iosco 989-362-3497 Fax: 989-984-1012 422 Lake StreetPost Office Box 838 Tawas City, MI 48764-0838
      Iron 906-875-3221 Fax: 906-875-6775 Courthouse2 South Sixth Street Crystal Falls, MI 49920-1495
      Isabella 989-772-0911 Fax: 989-772-6347 200 North Main Street Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
      Jackson 517-768-6759 Fax: 517-788-4601 312 South Jackson Street Jackson, MI 49201-1315
      Kalamazoo 269-383-8840 Fax: 269-384-8143 201 West Kalamazoo Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3777
      Kalkaska 231-258-3300 Fax: 231-258-3337 605 North Birch Street Kalkaska, MI 49646
      Kent 616-632-7650 Fax: 616-632-7655 300 Monroe Northwest Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2288
      Keweenaw 906-337-2229 Fax: 906-337-2253 5095 Fourth Avenue Eagle River, MI 49950-9624
      Lake 231-745-4641 Fax: 231-745-2241 800 Tenth Street - Suite 200 Baldwin, MI 49304
      Lapeer 810-245-4863 Fax: 810-667-0362 255 Clay Street Lapeer, MI 48446-2298
      Leelanau 231-256-9824 Fax: 231-256-8295 County Building Suttons Bay, MI 49682
      Lenawee 517-264-4606 Fax: 517-264-4533 425 North Main StreetRex B. Martin Judicial Building Adrian, MI 49221-2198
      Livingston 517-546-8177 Fax: 517-546-4354 200 East Grand River Howell, MI 48843-2399
      Luce 906-293-5521 Fax: 906-293-5553 County Government Building407 West Harrie Street Newberry, MI 49868-1299
      Mackinac 906-643-7301 Fax: 906-643-7302 100 North Marley StreetRoom 10 Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1491
      Macomb 586-469-5209 Fax: 586-469-6927 40 North Main Street Mount Clemens, MI 48043-5661
      Manistee 231-723-3331 Fax: 231-723-1492 Government Center415 Third Street Manistee, MI 49660-1606
      Marquette 906-225-8330 Fax: 906-228-1572 Courthouse,234 West Baraga Avenue Marquette, MI 49855
      Mason 231-843-8202 Fax: 231-843-1972 304 East Ludington Avenue Ludington, MI 49431-2121
      Mecosta 231-592-0787 Fax: 231-592-0193 400 Elm Street Big Rapids, MI 49307-1849
      Menominee 906-863-9968 Fax: 906-863-5819 Courthouse,839 Tenth Avenue Menominee, MI 49858-3000
      Midland 989-832-6739 Fax: 989-832-6680 220 West Ellsworth Street Midland, MI 48640-5194
      Missaukee 231-839-4967 Fax: 231-839-3684 111 South Canal StreetPost Office Box 800 Lake City, MI 49651-0800
      Monroe 734-240-7020 Fax: 734-240-7045 106 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2185
      Montcalm 989-831-7339 Fax: 989-831-7474 211 West Main StreetPost Office Box 368 Stanton, MI 48888-0368
      Montmorency 989-785-8022 Fax: 989-785-8023 12265 M-32Post Office Box 789 Atlanta, MI 49709-0789
      Muskegon 231-724-6221 Fax: 231-724-6262 County Building141 East Apple Avenue Muskegon, MI 49442
      Newaygo 231-689-7235 Fax: 231-689-7241 1087 Newell StreetPost Office Box 885 White Cloud, MI 49349-0885
      Oakland 248-858-0560 1200 North Telegraph Road Pontiac, MI 48341
      Oceana 231-873-4328 Fax: 231-873-1391 100 State Street - Suite 1 Hart, MI 49420
      Ogemaw 989-345-0215 Fax: 989-345-7223 806 West Houghton Avenue, Room 101 West Branch, MI 48661-1215
      Ontonagon 906-884-2794 Fax: 906-884-6796 725 Greenland RoadCourthouse Ontonagon, MI 49953
      Osceola 231-832-3261 Fax: 231-832-6149 301 West Upton Reed City, MI 49677-1149
      Oscoda 989-826-1110 Fax: 989-826-1136 311 Morenci Ave.Post Office Box 399 Mio, MI 48647-0399
      Otsego 989-731-7504 Fax: 989-731-7519 225 West Main Street Gaylord, MI 49735-1393
      Ottawa 616-846-8310 Fax: 616-846-8138 12220 Fillmore Street, Room 130 West Olive, MI 49460
      Presque isle 800-334-5698 Fax: 989-734-7635 151 East Huron AvenuePost Office Box 110 Rogers City, MI 49779 Phone: 989-734-3288
      Roscommon 989-275-5923 Fax: 989-275-8640 500 Lake StreetPost Office Box 98 Roscommon, MI 48653
      Saginaw 989-790-5251 Fax: 989-790-5254 111 South Michigan Avenue Saginaw, MI 48602-2086
      Sanilac 810-648-3212 ext. 4 Fax: 810-648-5466 60 West Sanilac Avenue, Room 203 Sandusky, MI 48471-1094
      Schoolcraft 906-341-3618 Fax: 906-341-5680 300 Walnut Street, Room 164 Manistique, MI 49854-1487
      Shiawassee 989-743-2242 Fax: 989-743-2241 208 North Shiawassee Street Corunna, MI 48817-1491
      St. clair 810-985-2200 Fax: 810-985-2241 201 McMorran Boulevard, Room 1100 Port Huron, MI 48060-4082
      St. joseph 269-467-5603 Fax: 269-467-5628 Courthouse, 125 West Main Street Centreville, MI 49032-0189
      Tuscola 989-672-3780 Fax: 989-672-4266 440 North State Street Caro, MI 48723-1592
      Van buren 269-657-8218 ext. 6 Fax: 269-657-8298 Courthouse, 212 E Paw Paw StreetSuite 101 Paw Paw, MI 49079-1496
      Washtenaw 734-222-6730 Fax: 734-222-6528 200 North Main Street, Suite 120Post Office Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI 48104
      Wayne 313-224-6262 Fax: 313-224-5364 2 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226-3463
      Wexford 231-779-9450 Fax: 231-779-0447 437 East Division Street Cadillac, MI 49601

      Voting By Absentee Ballot In Michigan

      Absentee voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on Election Day.

      Eligibility:As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee voter ballot if you are:

      • age 60 years old or older
      • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
      • expecting to be out of town on election day
      • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
      • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
      • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

      Requesting an Absentee Voter Ballot

      • Your request for an absentee voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to your city or township clerk. (For assistance in obtaining the address of your city or township clerk, see www.Michigan.gov/vote) Your request must include one of the six statutory reasons stated above and your signature. You must request an absentee voter ballot by mailing the application, with a letter or post card, or you can obtain a pre-printed application form at your local clerk's office. Requests to have an absentee voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.

      Military and overseas voters

      • Only those voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) are eligible to use the Federal Post Card Application Form (FPCA) and receive an absentee ballot by e-mail or fax. Covered voters include:
      • A member of a uniformed service on active duty who is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
      • A member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
      • A spouse or dependent of a member of a uniformed service or a member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of the active duty or service of the member, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
      • A civilian voter who is outside the United States and is eligible to vote in Michigan.

      College Student Voting In Michigan

      Michigan law defines your voting residency as the place where you keep your belongings and habitually sleep and lodge.Students can establish voting residency in Michigan if they have a present intent to remain at their Michigan school address for the time being, and they intend to make it their principal home.

      Students who lived in Michigan prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their voting residency at their parents'address should have no problem doing so, unless they have already registered to vote in another state.

      Mover's Guide: Michigan

      Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.

      If you moved to Michigan from another state, you must register to vote in Michigan to be able to vote.The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is thirty days before the election.

      If you move within a city or township, you must update your address. This can be handled through your local clerk, at a Secretary of State branch office, by mail or at any other location where voter registrations are accepted. Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license purposes. Consequently, if you submit a driver's license address change, it will be applied to your voter registration. Similarly, if you submit a voter registration address change, it will be applied to your driver's license.

      If you have never voted in Michigan and register by mail, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if (1) you personally hand deliver the mail registration form to your county, city or township clerk's office instead of mailing the form (2) you are 60 years of age or more (3) you are disabled or (4) you are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

      Michigan Political Parties

      • Communist Party of Michigan
      • 220 Bagley StreetSuite 520 Detroit, MI 48226 Phone: 313-262-7294
        E-mail: mi@cpusa.org
        Website: http://www.cpusa.org/
      • Green Party of Michigan
      • 548 South Main Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Phone: 734-663-3555
        E-mail: info@migreens.org
        Website: http://www.migreens.org/
      • Independent American Party of Michigan
      • Post Office Box 361 Ottawa, KS 66067 Phone: 810-836-9158 Phone: 913-486-0078 Fax: 816-984-0566
        E-mail: stevemyers@michiganindependentparty.com
        Website: http://michiganindependentparty.com/node/2
      • Libertarian Party of Michigan
      • Columbia Center 11101 West Big Beaver, Suite 1400Suite 1400 Troy, MI 48084 Phone: 888-373-3669 Phone: 248-687-1470 Fax: 248-687-1001
        E-mail: webmaster@michiganlp.org
        Website: http://www.mi.lp.org/
      • Michigan Democratic Party
      • 606 Townsend Street Lansing, MI 48933 Phone: 517-371-5410 Fax: 517-371-2056
        E-mail: midemparty@michigandems.com
        Website: http://www.michigandems.com/
      • Michigan Labor Party
      • Post Office Box 53177 Washington, DC 20009 Phone: 202-234-5190 Fax: 202-234-5266
        E-mail: info@thelaborparty.org
        Website: http://www.thelaborparty.org/index.html
      • Michigan Patriot Party

      • E-mail: brothermikecoic@tds.net
        Website: http://www.pacificwestcom.com/stateparties/MICHIGAN/michigan.html
      • Michigan Republican Party
      • 520 Seymour Street Lansing, MI 48933 Phone: 517-487-5413 Fax: 517-487-0090
        E-mail: nsizeland@migop.org
        Website: http://www.migop.org/
      • Natural Law Party of Michigan
      • 13541 Austin Court Hartland, MI 48353 Phone: 248-889-0610 Phone: 248-889-0610
        E-mail: dddern@aol.com
        Website: http://www.natural-law.org/states/Michigan.html
      • Socialist Party of Michigan
      • Post Office Box 441076 Detroit, MI 48244 Phone: 313-437-2865 Phone: 269-350-3578
        E-mail: spmi@spmichigan.org
        Website: http://www.spmichigan.org/
      • U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan (affiliated with the Constitution Party)
      • Post Office Box 38 Wellston, MI 49689 Phone: 248-687-8377
        E-mail: chairman@ustpm.org
        Website: http://www.ustpm.org
      • Workers World Party
      • 5920 Second Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 Phone: 313-459-0777
        E-mail: detroit@workers.org
        Website: http://www.workers.org/
      State Congress

      Recent Michigan Key Votes :


      Bill Passed in State Congress

      • Senate
      • Passage -- Authorizes Natural Resources Commission to Manage the Taking of Game (Initiation of Legislation)
      • Passage -- Amends Firearm Licensing Procedures (SB 789)
      • Passage -- Appropriates Funds to the Michigan Settlement Administration Authority (HB 5574)
      • Passage -- Establishes the Mighigan Settlement Authority Administration (HB 5575)
      • Concurrence Vote -- Increases Minimum Wage (SB 934)
      • Passage -- Increases Minimum Wage (SB 934)
      • Concurrence Vote -- Amends the Sentencing Procedure for Certain Juvenile Offenders (SB 319)
      • Passage -- Amends the Sentencing Procedure for Certain Juvenile Offenders (SB 319)
      • Concurrence Vote -- Amends Campaign Finance Regulations (SB 661)
      • Passage -- Amends Campaign Finance Regulations (SB 661)
      • Concurrence Vote -- Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana at Pharmacies (SB 660)
      • Passage -- Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana at Pharmacies (SB 660)
      • Passage With Amendment -- Expands the Education Achievement Authority (HB 4369)
      • Passage -- Requires Abortion Coverage To Be Optional In Health Care Plans (Initiation of Legislation)
      • Passage -- Establishes a System of Licensure for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (SB 2)
      • Passage -- Amends Court of Claims Judge Appointment Procedures (SB 652)
      • Passage -- Requires Community Service for Certain Welfare Recipients (SB 276)
      • Passage With Amendment -- Expands Medicaid Eligibility (HB 4714)
      • House
      • Passage -- Authorizes Natural Resources Commission to Manage the Taking of Game (Initiation of Legislation)
      • Passage With Amendment -- Increases Minimum Wage (SB 934)
      • Passage -- Establishes the Mighigan Settlement Authority Administration (HB 5575)
      • Passage -- Appropriates Funds to the Michigan Settlement Administration Authority (HB 5574)
      • Concurrence Vote -- Expands the Education Achievement Authority (HB 4369)
      • Passage -- Requires Community Service for Certain Welfare Recipients (SB 276)
      • Passage -- Authorizes Individuals to Resell Admission Tickets (HB 5108)
      • Passage With Amendment -- Amends the Sentencing Procedure for Certain Juvenile Offenders (SB 319)
      • Passage With Amendment -- Authorizes the Growth and Sale of Pharmaceutical-Grade Marijuana at Pharmacies (SB 660)
      • Passage With Amendment -- Amends Campaign Finance Regulations (SB 661)
      • Passage -- Requires Abortion Coverage To Be Optional In Health Care Plans (Initiation of Legislation)
      • Passage -- Amends Court of Claims Judge Appointment Procedures (SB 652)
      • Concurrence Vote -- Expands Medicaid Eligibility (HB 4714)
      • Passage -- Expands Medicaid Eligibility (HB 4714)

      Bill Failed in State Congress

      • Senate
      • House
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      Michigan QuickFacts

      History

      • Date of Statehood: January 26, 1837
      • Population 1850: 397,654
      • Population 1900: 2,420,982
      • Population 1950: 6,371,766
      Geography
      Capital Lansing
      Largest City Detroit
      Second Largest City Grand Rapids
      Persons per square mile 175

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      • Nickname: Great Lakes State
      • Flower: Apple Blossom
      • Tree: White Pine
      • Bird: Robin
      • Muffin: Blueberry
      • Fossil: Mastodon
      • Reptile: Painted Turtle

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