Voter Information

Resources to help you find reliable information about upcoming elections and how to register to vote or get an absentee ballot.

There are many online resources available to help you learn about and become a registered voter. What we have assembled here is a list of trusted resources dedicated to improving access to voter registration and information, sample ballots, and unbiased candidate and ballot proposal information.

Michigan Voter Information Center

Provided by the State of Michigan, this comprehensive resource provides the latest, most accurate information regarding voter information in our state and a secure method to directly register to vote online or apply for an absentee ballot. You can also find the following information at this site:

  • Find your polling place or ballot drop boxes
  • Special circumstances
  • Election results
  • Voter forms & resources in a variety of languages

Local Government Links

Kalamazoo County and the City of Portage can provide connection to local Clerks’ offices or more specific information that may be of interest to those residing in the Library District, such as:


Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, this site is where you can get a sample ballot with links to the online equivalent of the information contained in the print version of the League of Women Voters Guide that we generally have available at the library when it is published. This site also provides factual, non-partisan information with general and state-specific information for:

  • Voter Qualifications
  • Registration deadlines
  • Absentee ballots
  • Early voting options

  • Election dates
  • Candidates & ballot proposals
  • ID requirements
  • Polling Locations

A non-profit organization not affiliated with any campaigns or candidates that operates as a digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections.  With a staff of more than 50 professional writers and researchers, Ballotpedia presents reliable, non-partisan content that includes:

  • News & Analysis
  • Trending topics
  • Information for candidates