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.

For more information about the voting equipment, click here to view a list of counties.  Then click on your county.

Click here to view an interactive map of equipment by vendor


Ballots

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: Marking optical scan ballot that uses ovals

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TO VOTE: Completely darken the box next to each choice as shown: Rectangle box and then rectangle box filled in

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TO VOTE: Complete the arrow next to each choice as shown: Image: Marking optical scan ballot that uses arrows

Full ballot Instructions are available with additional information on how to mark your ballot for particular elections.


Voter Assist Terminals

Ballot marking devices are available to all voters with special accommodations for hearing, visual, physical and other disabilities. This provides voters the opportunity to independently vote a ballot in complete privacy. This terminal marks the voter's selections on 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. For more information go to your county's voting equipment page.


Informational Videos

Go to the Michigan Elections YouTube Channel for videos about voting with tabulators and the voter assist terminals in Michigan.