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  Elections & Voting
 

 
  Absentee Voter Ballot
  Who qualifies for an absentee voter ballot?
  How do I get an absentee voter ballot?
  Where do I send the absentee ballot once I've filled it out?
  When is the absentee ballot due?
  How can I check on the status of my absentee ballot request?
  What is an emergency absentee ballot and how would I get one?
  How does the voter ID requirement affect me if I vote with an absentee ballot?
  Are absentee ballots always counted?
  I must vote in person, because I registered to vote mail and have not voted in Michigan before. Is there a way I can vote absentee?
 
 
  Bureau of Elections
  How can I contact the Bureau of Elections?
  When is the Bureau of Election's office open?
  Where can I get directions to the Bureau of Elections?
  Where can I park when I visit the Bureau of Elections in Lansing?
  What functions does the Bureau of Elections perform?
  What Department is the Bureau of Elections under? How is the Bureau of Elections organized?
  What types of information are available if I visit the Bureau of Elections in person or on the Web?
  How can the Bureau of Elections' computer records be accessed?
  What are the fees for making copies at the Bureau of Elections?
  Will the Bureau of Elections copy documents for me?
  Can I pay for fees or materials by credit card?
  How do I make a request for documents?
  Who represents me at the state and federal levels?
 
 
  Campaign Finance
  How do I find information on a particular candidate's campaign finance statement?
  Where can I obtain forms for filing my campaign report?
  How do I find committee filing deadlines?
 
 
  Election Day
  How do I find current and past election results?
  What is the Voter ID requirement?
  How can I learn more about the presidential primary process?
  What hours are the polls open on Election Day?
  Does Michigan allow early voting?
  How do I determine where I go to vote?
  Where can I learn about the types of voting equipment I will see at my polling place?
  How can I learn about the candidates and proposals in my area?
  I am considering becoming an election inspector. How can I find out more?
  Can I wear election-related clothing to the polls?
  Must I vote the entire ballot?
  Does a "straight" ticket cover all candidates in that party?
  Can I vote a "split" ticket?
  Can voters be challenged based on home foreclosures?
  Can I use a camera in the polls?
 
 
  Lobby Disclosure
  Where do I file my Lobby reports?
 
 
  Registering to Vote
  Who can register to vote in Michigan?
  How do I register to vote?
  What kind of identification do I need to show to register to vote?
  Can Michigan residents in jail or prison still vote?
  How can I register to vote by mail?
  What is the deadline for registering to vote in an election?
  Am I notified after I submit a Voter Registration Application?
  I moved and need to update my voter registration record. How do I do that?
  If I will be temporarily outside the United States during an election, will I still be able to vote?
  Do I need my voter registration card in order to vote?
  Is my voter record available to the public?
  Do I need to show identification in order to vote?
  Does a political party preference have to be declared when registering to vote?
  If I register to vote by mail, do I need to be aware of any special requirements?
  Is there a way I can help register voters?
 
 
  Voters with Disabilities
  What accommodations have been made in Michigan to support voters with disabilities?
  What is the AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal?
  How does the AutoMARK work?
  Does the AutoMARK count votes?
  Is the AutoMARK ballot different from ballots other voters receive?
 



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