michigan voting


A plan to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan is gaining significant support from Republicans. 

File photo of Recount of Kalamazoo County State Senate Race in 2014

Democratic state lawmakers are again hoping to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan. 

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has said recently that more people who have died or moved out of state must be removed from the state’s voter registration database before lawmakers will agree to stop putting conditions on who can vote absentee.

The state Bureau of Elections says significant progress has been made to clean up Michigan’s voter files.


Michigan teens would be able to pre-register to vote under a proposal in Lansing. 

Michigan law currently requires voters to give a "valid excuse" to get an absentee ballot