Current Elections


MICHIGAN’S NEW CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ABOUT VOTING

Proposal 2 – Promote the Vote 2022 – Takes Effect in 2024

In 2022, Promote the Vote partnered with more than 30 organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Michigan, to propose and pass Proposal 2. Proposal 2 garnered 60% of the vote, with support from voters across the political spectrum and in a majority of Michigan counties. Proposal 2 amended the Michigan Constitution to enhance voting rights by:

  • Assuring voters have 9 days of early in-person voting at designated early voting sites in all statewide and federal elections.
  • Establishing a permanent absent voter ballot list – a postage-paid absentee ballot will be sent automatically.
  • Allowing voters to track absentee ballots/applications and be notified of – and correct – any deficiency in their ballot or ballot application. 
  • Guaranteeing funding for ballot drop boxes, 1 per jurisdiction. 
  • Authorizing pre-registration for 16-17.5 year-olds. 
  • Expanding acceptable forms of ID. 
  • Prohibiting political parties from conducting election audits. 
  • Requiring that the results of an election be determined by the ballots cast and certified by the Board of Canvassers – neither the legislature nor the Board of Canvassers can override the will of the voters.

Read a synopsis of the rights gained by voters here: https://lwvmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Prop-2-PTV.pdf

The League of Women Voters continues to fight against anti-voter legislation that make it harder to vote, to administer elections and to certify election results. We are pleased that Proposal 2 – Promote the Vote 2022 – passed in November 2022, which makes voting more convenient and secure for all Michigan voters.

The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active informed participation in government. The LWV never supports or opposes any political party or candidate.


Vote 411

Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for non-partisan election related information where you can: view personalized voting information; see what’s on your ballot; find factual data on candidates and issues; compare candidate responses to the same questions about the issues; find your voter registration; find your polling place; and much more!


City of Marquette Voter Education Guide

This very informative guide (download here), produced by the City of Marquette, provides:

  • Resources and up-to-date information about upcoming elections in the City of Marquette.
  • Information about all the options voters have for casting a ballot in the City, including early voting.
  • Instructions on how to register to vote in the City.
  • How to get involved in local elections in a more hands-on manner.

The city of Marquette is always looking for residents interested in serving as election workers. Election workers get paid! For more information on voting or working at the polls in the City of Marquette, contact: City Clerk’s Office, 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855, 906-228-0430, clerk@marquettemi.gov