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UPCOMING DATES
May 2, 2017
Michigan : Special Election for Ann Arbor Public Schools
August 8, 2017
Michigan : Primary Election
November 7, 2017
Michigan : General Election
November 6, 2018
Michigan : Gubernatorial Election Day

Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Michigan

Although the Treaty of Paris granted the Northwest Territories to the United States in 1783, most of the settlers and Native American Indians living in Detroit favored the British, who continued to maintain control. It wasn’t until a coalition of Indian tribes, known as the Western Confederacy, lost the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1795 that the British finally evacuated in 1796 and the new United States took control.

In 1874, John Ward Westcott established a marine company to deliver destination and dock information to passing ships by sending messages up a rope on a pail. In 1948, the J.W. Westcott became an official mail boat of the U.S. Postal Service, and later acquired the world’s first floating postal zip code: 48222.

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The first moving automobile assembly line began operations in Henry Ford’s Hyland Park plant in 1913, reducing chassis assembly from 12 and one half hours to 93 minutes within a year.

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The five-mile long Mackinac Bridge, linking the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan across the Straits of Mackinac, took more than three years to complete and was the world’s longest suspension bridge between anchorages when it was first opened to traffic in 1957.

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Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes, greater than 36,000 miles of streams and 3,126 miles of shoreline along the Great Lakes.

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The Great Lakes contain more than 80 percent of North America’s—and more than 20 percent of the world’s—surface fresh water supply.

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Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie.

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State of Michigan Quick Facts
  • Current Population:9,922,576
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: No
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 16
  • Congressional Districts: 14
  • Date of Statehood: January 26, 1837
  • Size: 96,713 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Wolverine State; Great Lakes State; Water Winter Wonderland
  • Tree: White Pine
  • Flower: Apple Blossom
  • Bird: Robin
Registered Voters

Total: 7,360,506

ACTIVE REGISTERED VOTERS: 6,594,569

ALL REGISTERED VOTERS: 7,360,506

Active Registered Voters: 6,575,403

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in Michigan?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of Michigan.

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  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

    NO: Michigan does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in Michigan?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of Michigan, voters have the following options :

    By Mail

    fill out your voter registration and mail it to your state.

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

    Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Michigan law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

    Michigan State Government

    Michigan Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.

    All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal benefit, security and protection.

    No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws; nor shall any person be denied the enjoyment of his civil or political rights or be discriminated against in the exercise thereof because of religion, race, color or national origin. The legislature shall implement this section by appropriate legislation.

    The Executive Branch
    Michigan state capitol

    Executive Power

    The executive power is vested in the governor.

    Michigan Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    Michigan state capitol

    Legislative Power

    The legislative power of the state of Michigan is vested in a Senate and a House of Representatives.

    The Senate shall consist of 38 members to be elected from single member districts at the same election as the governor for four-year terms concurrent with the term of office of the governor.

    Judicial Branch
    Michigan's Current Court System

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power of the state is vested exclusively in one court of justice which shall be divided into one supreme court, one court of appeals, one trial court of general jurisdiction known as the circuit court, one probate court, and courts of limited jurisdiction that the legislature may establish by a two-thirds vote of the members elected to and serving in each house.

    The Supreme Court shall consist of seven justices elected at non-partisan elections as provided by law.

    The Court of Appeals shall consist initially of nine judges who shall be nominated and elected at non-partisan elections from districts drawn on county lines and as nearly as possible of equal population, as provided by law.

    Michigan Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(110)
    (47)(63)
    State Senators(38)
    (11)(27)
    US Representatives(14)
    (5)(9)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Michigan Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The executive power is vested in the governor.

    Qualifications

    A registered voter in the state of Michigan for at least four years preceding the election.

    Election

    Michigan elects governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years.

    Term of Office

    The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality.

    Limit on Tenure

    No person shall be elected more than two times to each office of the executive branch of government: Any person appointed or elected to fill a vacancy in the office of governor for a period greater than one half of a term of such office, shall be considered to have been elected to serve one time in that office for purposes of this section. This limitation on the number of times a person shall be elected to office shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993.

    Salary

    $159,300 (refused all but $1).

    Qualification age

    At least 30 years old.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The executive power is vested in the governor

    Qualifications

    a registered voter in, and resident of, the state of Michigan for at least four years preceding the election

    Election

    Candidates for lieutenant governor are nominated at their respective political party conventions.

    Term of Office

    The candidate runs as a team with his or her party’s gubernatorial candidate for election to a four-year term of office

    Limit on Tenure

    No person shall be elected more than two times to each office of the executive branch of government: governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state or attorney general. Any person appointed or elected to fill a vacancy in the office of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state or attorney general for a period greater than one half of a term of such office, shall be considered to have been elected to serve one time in that office for purposes of this section.

    Salary

    $111,510

    Qualification age

    At least 30 years old.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The single executives heading principal departments shall include a secretary of state, a state treasurer and an attorney general...

    Qualifications

    To be eligible for the office of governor or lieutenant governor a person must have attained the age of 30 years, and have been a registered elector in this state for four years next preceding his election.

    Election

    The attorney general is an elected position up for election each alternate even-numbered year.

    Term of Office

    Serves terms lasting four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Limited to two terms in office.

    Salary

    $112,410.

    Qualification age

    Must have attained the age of 30 years.

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The single executives heading principal departments shall include a secretary of state, a state treasurer and an attorney general...

    Qualifications

    Must be a registered and qualified elector of the state of Michigan on the date he or she is nominated for the office;must not be convicted of a violation of section 12a(1) of 1941 PA 370, MCL 38.412a or may not be eligible for a period of 20 years after conviction .

    Election

    The Michigan Secretary of State is an elected position.

    Term of Office

    Elections are held every four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    The secretary is limited to two terms in office.

    Salary

    $112,410.

    Michigan State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body and is elected by its membership. The Speaker appoints the Speaker Pro Tempore and all committees. Other duties of the Speaker include preserving order and decorum and deciding points of order.

    Qualifications

    "Each senator and representative must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents. The removal of his domicile from the district shall be deemed a vacation of the office. No person who has been convicted of subversion or who has within the preceding 20 years been convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be eligible for either house of the legislature."

    Election

    Representatives are elected in even-numbered years to 2-year terms, and take office on the first day of January following the election.

    Term of Office

    Representatives are elected in even-numbered years to 2-year terms].]> $71,685/year + expenses

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The Lieutenant Governor serves as the presiding officer of the Senate, known as the President of the Senate. The president can only vote when there is a tie. In the absence of the President, the President Pro Tempore presides.

    Qualifications

    "Each senator and representative must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents. The removal of his domicile from the district shall be deemed a vacation of the office. No person who has been convicted of subversion or who has within the preceding 20 years been convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be eligible for either house of the legislature."

    Election

    Senators are elected at the same time as the governor.

    Term of Office

    Serve four-year terms concurrent with the governor's term of office.

    Limit on Tenure

    That initiative said that Michigan senators are subject to term limits of no more than two four-year terms.

    Salary

    $71,685/year + expenses

    Qualification age

    At least 21 years of age.

    Michigan State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    It is also responsible for the administration and supervision of all lower courts in the state.

    Qualifications

    Qualified candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court must have been licensed to practice law in the state for at least five years, and must be younger than 70 years of age, the mandatory retirement age

    Election

    The court's seven justices serve eight-year terms and are selected in nonpartisan elections. Political party affiliations are not listed on state ballots, but most are nominated by either the Democratic or Republican Party.

    Term of Office

    The term of office shall be eight years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Not more than two terms of office shall expire at the same time.

    Cheif salary

    $165,000

    Associates salary

    $165,000

    Qualification age

    Must be younger than 70 years of age.

    The Court Appeals
    Authority

    The judicial power of the state is vested exclusively in one court of justice which shall be divided into one supreme court, one court of appeals, one trial court of general jurisdiction known as the circuit court, one probate court, and courts of limited jurisdiction that the legislature may establish by a two-thirds vote of the members elected to and serving in each house.

    Qualifications

    Be a qualified elector of his or her district,be licensed to practice law in the state,have at least five years of law practice experience

    Election

    Candidates for the Court of Appeals are placed on the general election ballot through nonpartisan primaries or by nominating petitions.

    Term of Office

    Judges of the court of appeals shall hold office for a term of six years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Until their successors are elected and qualified.

    Salary

    $151,441

    Qualification age

    Be under the age of 70.

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