Board of State Canvassers

The Board of State Canvassers is responsible for canvassing and certifying statewide elections, elections for legislative districts that cross county lines and all judicial offices except Judge of the Probate Court, conducting recounts for state-level offices, canvassing nominating petitions filed with the Secretary of State, canvassing state-level ballot proposal petitions, assigning ballot designations and adopting ballot language for statewide ballot proposals, and approving electronic voting systems for use in the state. 

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State of Michigan Constitution of 1963 (Article 2, Sec. 7)


Contact Information


The Board of Canvassers can be contacted via the Bureau of Elections 

Phone: (517) 373-2540

 Mailing address: Michigan Department of State, Lansing, MI 48918


Contact the Secretary of State



Norman Shinkle (R), Williamston
Term ends 1/31/19

Julie Matuzak (D), Mount Clemens
Term ends 1/31/19


Jeannette Bradshaw (D), Ortonville

Term ends 1/31/21


Colleen Pero (R), Laingsburg

Term ends 1/31/21