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    • Merit Election Email Guide PDF icon

    • Welcome / Resource Letter for Election Officials PDF icon

    • ID Request Form for the Michigan Elections eLearning Center

    • System Error Logging in to the eLearning Center PDF icon


    Calendars & Voting Instructions

    • 2014 Dates & Deadlines Associated with Precinct Delegates PDF icon

    • August 5, 2014 Primary and November 4, 2014 General Election: Michigan Election Dates & Filing Requirements PDF icon

    • Upcoming Election Voting Instructions - English PDF icon

    • Upcoming Election Voting Instructions - Spanish PDF icon

    • August 5, 2014 Primary and November 4, 2014 General Election: Summary of Important Dates and Filing Deadlines PDF icon

    • Instructions to Merge the Election Digital Calendar with Outlook or MERIT Accounts PDF icon

    • 2014 Registration Deadlines and Election Dates PDF icon

    • May 6, 2014 Calendar of Election Dates PDF icon


    Absentee Voting

    • PA 523 of 2012 Change to Absent Voter Ballot Return Envelope PDF icon

    • PA 128 of 2012 Mandated Ballot Instructions PDF icon

    • Election Management Portal Manual for Non-QVF Users *Updated October 2013* PDF icon

    • Absent Voter Ballot Information Posting PDF icon

    • Affidavit of Lost or Stolen Absent Voter Ballot PDF icon

    • AV Counting Board Affidavit PDF icon

    • Absentee Voter List PDF icon

    • Absentee Voting Process: Critical Points to Remember PDF icon

    • Absent Voter Ballot Application PDF icon

    • Instructions for the Conduct of Absent Voter Counting Boards PDF icon


    AutoMARK Materials

    • Time Adjustment Instructions for Tabulators and the AutoMARK PDF icon

    • Political Party Vignettes September 2012 ZIP icon

    • The AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal: Setup, Operation, and Assisting Voters with Disabilities (video)

    • AutoMARK: Unlocking the Election Compact Flash Card PDF icon

    • Michigan AutoMARK Programming Header

    • AutoMARK Preparation Checklist and Test Certification Form PDF icon

    • Sample Polling Location Layout PDF icon

    • Pronunciation Form PDF icon

    • AutoMARK Election Inspector Guide PDF icon

    • Accessible Voting Signage PDF icon

    • Reversing the AutoMARK Roller Guide PDF icon

    • Test Procedure Manual for Optical Scan Voting Systems and AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal PDF icon


    Ballot Production Standards

    • Michigan Ballot Production Standards PDF icon


    Challengers and Poll Watchers

    • The Challenge Procedure: Questions & Answers PDF icon

    • The Appointment, Rights and Duties of Election Challengers and Poll Watchers PDF icon


    Election Day Materials

    • PA 128 of 2012 Mandated Ballot Instructions PDF icon

    • Managing Your Precinct on Election Day - Election Inspectors' Procedure Manual PDF icon

    • Application to Vote: Poll List PDF icon

    • Spanish Application to Vote: Poll List / Solicitud para votar Lista electoral PDF icon

    • Bengali Application to Vote: Poll List PDF icon

    • Sample Polling Location Layout PDF icon

    • Determining the Validity of Optical Scan Ballot Markings PDF icon


    Election Officials' Manual / Accreditation Study Guide

    • New Election Officials' Accreditation Classes

    • Election Officials' Accreditation Power Point Presentation PDF icon

    • Election Officials' Manual / Accreditation Study Guide Introduction and Table of Contents PDF icon

    • Ch 1 Structure of Michigan's Elections System PDF icon

    • Ch 2 Voter Registration PDF icon

    • Ch 3 Candidate Filings and Financial Disclosure Requirements PDF icon

    • Ch 4 Write-In Candidates PDF icon

    • Ch 5 Precinct Delegate Candidates PDF icon

    • Ch 6 Michigan's Absentee Voting Process PDF icon

    • Ch 7 Federal Registration and Absentee Voting Programs PDF icon

    • Ch 8 Absent Voter Counting Boards PDF icon

    • Ch 9 Election Ballots PDF icon

    • Ch 10 Preparation of Voting Equipment PDF icon

    • Ch 11 Election Day Issues PDF icon

    • Ch 12 Precinct Canvass Closing the Polls PDF icon

    • Ch 13 Appointing and Training Election Inspectors PDF icon

    • Ch 14 Establishing Voting Precincts and Polling Places PDF icon

    • Ch 15 Election Dates and School Election Coordination PDF icon

    • Ch 16 Election Related Information PDF icon

    • Ch 17 Legal Remedies PDF icon

    • Ch 18 Recall Process PDF icon

    • Appendix I Resources PDF icon

    • Appendix II Accreditation Exam PDF icon


    Electronic Pollbook

    • Electronic Pollbook (EPB) Information


    HAVA and Polling Place Accessibility

    • Polling Place Improvement Grant Program Instructions PDF icon

    • Polling Place Improvement Grant Program Application PDF icon

    • Polling Place Accessibility Checklist PDF icon

    • HAVA Complaint Process PDF icon

    • Precinct Board's Role in Securing & Maintaining a Fully Accessible Polling Place PDF icon

    • Help America Vote Act (HAVA) - Law & Implementation


    Legislative Districts

    • Legislative Districts


    Military and Overseas Voter Information

    • Military and Overseas Voter Information


    Provisional Ballots & Federal ID Requirement

    • Missing Registration: Four-Step Procedure Form PDF icon

    • Notice To Voters Unable To Satisfy State and/or Federal Identification Requirement PDF icon

    • Entries Which Must Appear on Provisional Ballot Security Envelope PDF icon

    • Procedure for Handling "Envelope" Ballots Returned to Clerk's Office PDF icon

    • Identification and Residence Verification Requirements: Listings of Acceptable Documents PDF icon

    • City/Township Provisional Ballot Report Form PDF icon

    • County Provisional Ballot Report Form PDF icon

    • County Provisional Ballot Reporting Online *New*


    Post-Election Audits

    • Post-Election Audit Precinct Selections February 2014 PDF icon

    • Post-Election Audit Manual PDF icon

    • Post-Election Audit Checklist PDF icon


    Qualified Voter File

    • Qualified Voter File (QVF) Information


    Recall

    • Recall of Local Election Officers - Summary of Key Points and Timeframes PDF icon

    • Board of State Canvassers Clarity/Factual Hearing Instructions PDF icon

    • Recall: The Role of the Board of State Canvassers PDF icon

    • MERTS User Guide Appendix Recall Elections


    Recounts and Canvassing

    • Recount Process: General Overview PDF icon


    School District Elections

    • Report Template for Intermediate School District Filling Board Positions at Meetings PDF icon

    • Report Template for School District in One City or Township PDF icon

    • Report Template for School District Falling in More Than One Jurisdiction PDF icon

    • Reimbursement for Costs Related to the Conduct of School Elections - Claim Form PDF icon

    • Reimbursement for Costs Related to the Conduct of School Elections - General Information PDF icon


    Training Materials

    • Filing Procedure Reminders for County Clerks PDF icon

    • Merit Election Email Guide PDF icon

    • Unsigned SOS Branch Form Instructions PDF icon

    • YouTube MigovBOE Training Video Website

    • Bureau of Elections Training Facility Search Survey

    • Document Retention Schedule PDF icon

    • Election Day Management Training Videos

    • Receiving Board Checklist and Instructions PDF icon

    • Processing Absentee Ballots in a Precinct or Absent Voter Counting Board PDF icon

    • Optical Scan Program Testing & Security Certification PDF icon

    • Test Procedure Manual for Optical Scan Voting Systems and AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal PDF icon

    • Election Inspector Application PDF icon

    • Procedure for Handling Optical Scan Ballots Rejected in the Polls PDF icon

    • Appointing and Training Election Inspectors PDF icon

    • Precinct Board's Role in Securing & Maintaining a Fully Accessible Polling Place PDF icon

    • Circulating Countywide Nominating and Qualifying Petition Forms PDF icon

    • Circulating City/Township Nominating and Qualifying Petition Forms PDF icon


    Voting Equipment

    • Ballot Container Inspection Guide PDF icon

    • Time Adjustment Instructions for Tabulators and the AutoMARK PDF icon

    • Voting Equipment Vendor Contact Information

    • Voting System Equipment Photos and Warranty Information

    • Test Procedure Manual for Optical Scan Voting Systems and AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal PDF icon

    • Optical Scan Program Testing & Security Certification PDF icon


    Voter Identification Requirements

    • Picture Identification in the Polls: Questions and Answers PDF icon

    • Identification para votar con fotografia: Cuestionario PDF icon

    • Administering Michigan's Voter Identification Requirement (for Election Inspectors) PDF icon

    • Affidavit of Voter Not in Possession of Photo ID PDF icon

    • Acta Juramentada para electors sin identificacion con fotografia PDF icon

    • Notice to Voters: Voter Identification Requirement in Effect PDF icon

    • Notificación para los electores: Entra en vigencia el nuevo requerimiento de identificación para votar PDF icon

    • Voter Processing Flow Charts PDF icon

    • Application to Vote: Poll List PDF icon

    • Bengali Application to Vote: Poll List PDF icon

    • Spanish Application to Vote: Poll List / Solicitud para votar Lista electoral PDF icon




    Information for Election Admin Quick Links
     •  Michigan Voter Information Center
     •  Voter Registration Application PDF icon
     •  Solicitud de inscripcion de votantes de Estado de Michigan PDF icon
     •  Driver's License Change of Address, Voter Registration
     •  Military Personnel
     •  The Rights of Voters with Disabilities
     •  What You Need to Know About Absentee Voting
     •  Michigan Residents Out-of-State
     •  Federal Identification Requirement PDF icon
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