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Ballot Access

Michigan election law governs the ballot access procedures under which a candidate, political party, or ballot measure is presented to voters on a ballot. The Bureau of Elections provides interested parties with the forms, instructions and manuals needed to circulate petitions, or submit a filing fee to gain access to the ballot. Please review applicable information that follows and contact the Bureau of Elections, Filing and Canvassing Section if you have any questions.

To schedule an office visit, please email the Filing and Canvassing section at