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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Michigan
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Census:9,955,829 (3.53% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:17(3.16% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:15(3.45% of 435)
2010 Census:9,911,626 (3.20% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:16(2.97% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:14(3.22% of 435)
Capital:Lansing
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Michigan
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 11 January 1805. 2 Stat. 309: effective, 30 June 1805; previously, part of Indiana Territory
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 26 January 1837 The Convention called for the purpose having- on 15 December 1836- accepted the State boundaries as set forth in the Enabling Act, Michigan was admitted as a State by an Act of Congress (5 Stat. 144)
  The 26th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: MIDWEST
 Region: Great Lakes
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 15 June 1836 [This Enabling Act (5 Stat. 49), recognizing a State government already formed, authorized the election of a Convention for the stated purpose of modifying the State's new Constitution to conform to State boundaries set forth by this Enabling Act]
 
1st (1837-1850) [Adopted: 29 June 1835 Convention convened, 11 May 1835, Ratified: 2 November 1835 effective upon Admission, 26 January 1837]
2nd (1850-1908) [Adopted: 15 August 1850 Convention convened, 3 June 1850, Ratified: 5 November 1850 ratified by vote of 36,169 to 9,433]
3rd (1909-1963) [Adopted: 3 March 1908 Convention convened, 22 October 1907, Ratified: 3 November 1908 effective, 1 January 1909]
4th (1964-) [Adopted: 1 August 1962 Convention convened, 3 October 1961, Ratified: 1 April 1963 effective, 1 January 1964]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [Nominated by convention separately from the gubernatorial primary; elected on same ticket with Governor.]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2018 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Nominated by convention separately from the gubernatorial primary; elected on same ticket with Governor.
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

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Legislature
  LEGISLATURE
 
Upper House
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Lower House
  House of Representatives

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Court of Last Resort
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Intermediate Appellate Court
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Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  county [Type: Broad, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS]
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   township [Type: Limited, Executive: Supervisor, Legislative: Board of Trustees]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
   

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Michigan Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November in even-numbered years
[MI Constitution Art.II, sec. 5]
Presidential Primary   All States
  (--2007) 4th Tuesday in February in Presidential Election years [MI Act 116 of 1954-168.613a (1)]
A political party that received 5% or less of the total vote cast nationwide for the office of president in the last presidential election shall not participate in the presidential primary election. [MI Act 116 of 1954-168.613a (2)]
  (2007-2011) ... a presidential primary shall be conducted under this act on January 15, 2008, and on the fourth Tuesday in February in each following presidential election year. [MI Act 116 of 1954-168.613a (1)]
... If the secretary of state determines that all participating political parties are using a method other than the results of the January 15, 2008 presidential primary, the secretary of state shall cancel the presidential primary ... [MI Act 116 of 1954-168.613a (2)]
A political party that received less than 20% of the total vote cast in this state for the office of president in the last presidential election shall not participate in the presidential primary. [MI Act 116 of 1954-168.613a (3)]
  (2011-2015) A statewide presidential primary election shall be conducted under this act on the fourth Tuesday in February in each presidential election year. [MI Act 116 of 1954-168.613a (1)]
  (2015--) (1) A statewide presidential primary election shall be conducted under this act on the 2nd Tuesday in March in each presidential election year.
(2) A political party that received 5% or less of the total vote cast nationwide for the office of president in the last presidential election shall not participate in the presidential primary election. [MI Act 116 of 1954-168.613a]
State Primary   All States
  Tuesday immediately following the 1st Monday in August next preceding a General Election for a given office for which candidates are to be nominated in the Primary
[MI Act 116 of 1954-168.534]
Polling times   All States
  Polls open: 7 AM
Polls close: 8 PM
[Act 116 of 1954-168.720]
(NOTE: per Act 116 of 1954-168.721, the above hours are specifically tied to Eastern Time; however, any county in the Central Time Zone may, by local option, apply the above hours using the prevailing local time in that county; as a practical matter, and for all intents and purposes, it may be assumed that the statutory polling times are "local time" in any event, regardless of Time Zone)


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Constitution    All States
  CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OF 1963
  Michigan Constitution of 1835
  Michigan Constitution of 1850
  Michigan Constitution of 1908
Election Authority
  Michigan Secretary of State
Legislature    All States
  Michigan House of Representatives
  Michigan Legislature
  Michigan Senate
Democratic
  Michigan House Democrats
  Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus
  The Michigan Democratic Party
Republican
  Michigan House Republicans
  The Michigan Republican Party
Third Party
  America's Independent Party (associated with Alan Keyes)
  Green Party of Michigan
  Justice Party of Michigan
  Libertarian Party of Michigan
  Libertarian Party Of Michigan
  Natural Law Party of Michigan
  Natural Law Party of Michigan
  Reform Party of Michigan
  Right to Life of Michigan
  Socialist Party of Michigan
  The Green Party of Michigan
  U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan
Media & others
  Ann Arbor News
  Battle Creek Enquirer
  C & G Newspapers - Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties
  Cheboygan Daily Tribune
  Deadline Detroit
  Detroit Free Press
  Detroit News
  Gongwer News Service
  Grand Rapids Press
  Grassroots in Michigan
  Hometown Newspapers - Oakland, Livingston, Wayne, and Macomb Counties
  Huron Daily Tribune - Bad Axe
  Kalamazoo Gazette
  Lansing State Journal
  Leader Publications - Dowagiac - Niles
  Macomb Daily
  MichiganVotes.org - Mackinac Center Michigan Legislature
  Midland Daily News
  MLive.com
  Monroe Evening News
  Muskegon Chronicle
  Politics1.com - Michigan
  Right Michigan
  Sentinel-Standard - Ionia
  Sturgis Journal
  The Alpena News
  The Bay City Times
  The Daily Telegram - Adrian
  The Flint Journal
  The Herald-Palladium - St. Joseph - Benton Harbor
  The Independent - Dundee
  The Jackson Citizen Patriot
  The News-Herald-Heritage - Wayne County
  The Oakland Press - Pontiac
  The Saginaw News
  The Voice - New Baltimore
  WDIV TV - NBC - Detroit
  WJBK TV - FOX - Detroit
  WLNS TV - CBS - Lansing
  WNEM - Bay City - Saginaw - Midland - Flint
  WOOD AM - Grand Rapids
  WOOD TV - NBC - Grand Rapids
 
 


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