Michigan elections, 2013

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1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Michigan
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References


Michigan election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Michigan.
Exceptions include special elections.
U.S. Senate Defeatedd
U.S. House Defeatedd
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State Senate Approveda
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November 5, 2013
Election Results

2013 elections

Special elections

There are several special elections scheduled in 2013 for the state of Michigan.

Elections by type


State Senate

See also: Michigan state legislative special elections, 2013.

State Senate District 27
John Gleason (D) was elected as Genesee County Clerk on November 6, 2012, and resigned from his seat in the Michigan State Senate in December. Gov. Rick Snyder (R) called for a special election to take place on May 7, 2013, which Jim Ananich won. A primary took place March 12, 2013, with Jim Ananich (D) and Robert J. Daunt (R) advancing to the May 7 general election. On March 18, the Green Party nominated Bobby Jones to run in the general election.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Related: See election results here.

State House

See also: Michigan state legislative special elections, 2013

State House District 49
Rep. Jim Ananich (D) was elected to the Michigan State Senate on May 7, 2013. A special election has been called concurrent with the regularly-scheduled November 5 elections, with a primary on August 6. Phil Phelps, Don Pfeiffer and Libertarian candidate, Pat Clawson, faced off in the November 5 general election and Phelps won. Candidates had until June 4 to file certified nomination papers.[7][8][9][10]

Related: See election information here.

Local ballot measures in Michigan

See also: Local ballot measures, Michigan

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:

Related: 2013 ballot measure calendar

Voting in Michigan

See also: Voting in Michigan
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Important voting information

  • Michigan uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • Voters must register at least 28 days prior to an election.
  • As of April 2015, Michigan is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration. Michigan has a bill pending in the 2013 legislative session which would authorize online voter registration. SB 28 was introduced to the Michigan Senate on January 16, 2013.[11]

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Michigan, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Michigan is one of 14 states that do not permit early voting.[12]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Michigan ranked 10th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Michigan received an overall score of 70 percent.[13]

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