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Attorney General Dana Nessel

A former criminal prosecutor and civil rights attorney, Dana Nessel was sworn in as Michigan’s 54th Attorney General on January 1, 2019.  

Her core initiatives are based on her promise to Michigan’s residents  — to give the Department of Attorney General back to the people that it serves.

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Early Voting and Other Election Changes Video

Early Voting and Other Election Changes

Recent amendments to Michigan's election laws include:

  • Instituting a 9-day early voting period;
  • Counting military and overseas ballots postmarked by election day;
  • Allowing voters to request absentee ballots without providing a reason;
  • State funding for prepaid stamps and ballot tracking;
  • Notification and due process for voters whose signatures do not match or are missing on absentee ballot applications; and
  • Requiring all jurisdictions to install one or more absentee ballot drop boxes.

Learn More About Recent Election Changes

Address Confidentiality Program

For anyone who is at an increased risk of physical harm or threats – including the victims of stalking, domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking – the fear of being found by their perpetrator can be overwhelming.

The Address Confidentiality Program will help victims of violent crimes, and individuals at risk of being threatened or physically harmed, keep their address confidential. 

Learn More

Address Confidentiality Program Video

Power Outage Credit Feedback & Inquiry Form

Attorney General Nessel wants to hear about your outage credit experience. If you would like to assist her office with its advocacy efforts on behalf of all Michigan utility customers and help identify outage-related trends and patterns, please fill out this form. This form also allows you to file an Outage Credit Inquiry. It will take less than five minutes to complete the form.

Submit a Power Outage Credit Feedback & Inquiry Form

File a Complaint

The Consumer Protection, Child Support, Financial Crimes and Health Care Fraud Divisions of the Attorney General's office help consumers each year by mediating complaints that fall within our jurisdiction.

Please refer to the complaint directory before submitting a complaint to avoid unnecessary delays in processing.

Complaint Directory

File a Complaint

Your Connection to Consumer Protection

The Consumer Protection team helps protect Michigan residents from bad actors who have one primary goal: to trick us out of our hard-earned money. As technology advances, they get more creative with their approach. They prey on anyone vulnerable - especially seniors. 

Consumer Protection handles 10,000 consumer complaints each year, provides numerous educational resources online, and issues consumer alerts on scams, data breaches and any other consumer-related issue our residents should be aware of.

Contact Consumer Protection: 877-765-8388

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