Making Democracy Work

Voter Guide & Election Information

Before you VOTE

What do I need to do in order to vote? Where do I vote? General voting questions: Vote411

Voter Information

Find the facts about voting in your state at Before an election, you can:

- Find your polling place
- Know what you need to Vote
- Check your Voter Registration
- Get information on Absentee Voting
- Learn about Overseas & Military Voting
- Review Local Voter Guides is your one-stop source for election information. Every candidate for public office is invited to participate in this non-partisan site.

Learn how to use the Vote411 interactive voter guide with the following tutorial

Not sure what you need to be able to vote? Review the LWV Flint Area Voter Preparation Guide

Your Ballot

In addition to using the LWV's electronic voter guide, voters can go to the Michigan Secretary of State site to see a sample ballot before voting.

When using here are steps to remember:

  • On the left side of the screen, enter your address in the box. Click ENTER
  • Under On Your Ballot, click on the green button "Get personalized information on candidates and issues"
  • A map appears which shows the address you entered. Click SHOW DISTRICTS button
  • Click CONFIRM DISTRICTS button at the bottom of the screen.
  • If prompted, Select English and click CONTINUE (Although Spanish is listed, English is the only option available in Michigan at this time)
  • If prompted, select a party from the drop-down box OR select SHOW ALL from the drop down box to compare all candidates.
  • If there are multiple races in this election cycle, you will be able to navigate between races in the top section of the screen. Once you are satisfied with your candidate selection(s) for a race, you can put a checkmark in the box corresponding to their name.
  • You will be guided through each race applicable to your address.
  • Once all races have been reviewed, you can select "ALL DONE" or "FINISH" at the top. You will be given the option of emailing or texting your selections so that you can take them with you to the polls on election day.


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