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voting & election information


There are 4 election days in Michigan, each with its own candidate filing deadline and date a voter must be registered in order to cast a ballot. 


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.


Download a voter registration form and learn where, when and how you can register to vote. 


Learn about primary elections, voting day rules, different kinds of ballots, absentee voting and more. 


First time voters and college students often find themselves caught in the technicalities of Michigan election laws. Here are a few tips for college students in Michigan to help guide you through the voting process. 



The League of Women Voters has prepared a Voter Guide for the Michigan Ballot for the U.S. Presidential Primary on March 8, 2016. Voters MUST SPECIFY whether they want to receive a Republican or a Democratic ballot if voting in the Michigan Presidential Primary.

Also appearing on the March 8th ballot are 3 Michigan House of Representatives races.  The 3 state house races are: House District 75 (Grand Rapids area), House District 80 (Allegan County) and House District 82 (Lapeer County). is the one-stop shop for non-partisan information on elections and candidates. Visit  and type in your home address to view the candidates' responses to questions posed by the League of Women Voters.  Here are simple instructions:

Type in your address and click Enter
Click on the green bar: Get Personalized information
Click on the green bar: Show My Races
Click on the white bar: View My Races
Choose the race and then the candidates that you want to review


Printable Voter Guides for the congressional (14 districts) and state legislature candidates (110 state house distraicts and 1 state senate special election - District 4) will be available in early July, 2016. 

Check your Local League's website for local election information and upcoming candidate forums.


The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.