Voting Equipment in Michigan
Michigan voters use different tabulators to scan their voted ballot, depending on the county they reside in. Beginning in August 2017, some counties will be implementing new equipment.
Voter Assist Terminals
Available to all voters are ballot marking devices with special accommodations for hearing, visual, physical and other disabilities. This provides voters the opportunity to independtly vote a ballot in complete privacy. This terminal marks the voter's selections on blank paper that becomes their ballot. Voters can select their choices using a touch screen. Personal adaptives may also be used to assist voters in making their selections. The completed ballot is then fed into a tabulator, which scans and records the votes.
The following illustrates how to mark your ballot for each item depending on the ballot style in your jurisdiction:
TO VOTE: Completely darken the oval next to each choice as shown:
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TO VOTE: Completely darken the box next to each choice as shown:
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TO VOTE: Complete the arrow next to each choice as shown:
Full ballot Instructions are available with additional information on how to mark your ballot for particular elections.
Go to Our Mchigan Elections YouTube Video Channel for videos about voting with tabulators and the voter assist terminals in Michigan.