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. Eligible citizens may become registered to vote in a variety of ways, at any time through Election Day. For a step-by-step guide to registering visit the Secretary of States website.

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 2019 are:  May 7,  August 6 and November 5

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

 Absent voter ballots are available to registered voters for all elections. They provide a convenient method for casting a ballot when a voter is unable to attend the polls on election day. For more information about voting by absentee ballot, please visit here.