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.  


get registered

In order to vote in Michigan you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by election day and a resident of the city or township in which you register. It is required that you register at least 30 days prior to an election.

You can obtain a voter registration application and/or register at any of the following: any Secretary of State branch office; your county, city or township clerk's office; offices of several state agencies; and military recruitment centers.

Download a voter registration form here.

Get Informed

The LWV on-line Voter Guide, VOTE411, provides voters the opportunity to learn about national, state, county and local candidates.  Information about ballot proposals and other election information is part of the Guide too.   Print copies of the League's Voter Guide will be available in early October. Contact the League for your copy. 

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GEt to The Polls

Election Dates in 2018 are:  May 8,  August 7 and November 6

To confirm your registration and find out where your precinct is, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.         

if you are unable to get to your polling place on election day, you may be able to request an absentee ballot.  For more information about voting by absentee ballot, please visit here.