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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. 
The Board of State Canvassers consists of 4 members appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate. The Board of State Canvassers shall consist of 2 members from each major political party who are nominated by their state central committee.



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


Mary Ellen Gurewitz (D), Detroit
Term expires 1/31/23
Richard Houskamp (R), Grand Rapids
Term expires 1/31/23
Jeannette L. Bradshaw (D), Ortonville
Term expires 1/31/25
Anthony R. Daunt (R), DeWitt - Chair
Term expires 1/31/25