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<p align="justify">''Located in the Great Lakes region of the U.S., the state of Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: the executive, legislative and the judicial. The Michigan Constitution also allows for the direct participation of the electorate by statutory initiative and referendum, recall and constitutional initiative and referral. Admitted into the Union in 1837 as the 26th state, Lansing is the state capital and Detroit is its largest city. Currently, Michigan has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 110 members of the Michigan House of Representatives and 38 members of the Michigan State Senate. As of September 2013, Michigan is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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{{Hub page primary|State=Michigan|Date=August 7}}
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<center>• [[Ballotpedia's 2013-2014 congressional election coverage plan|Congress 2013-2014 election coverage]] & [[Congress reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2013 state executive official election coverage plan|State Executive Official election coverage]] & [[State executive official reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2013-2014 state legislative election coverage plan|State Legislative 2013-2014 election coverage]] & [[State legislative reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2013 ballot measure coverage plan|Ballot measure & recall election coverage]] <br><br> • [[State ballot measure reports|Ballot measure state reports]] & [[Local ballot measure reports|local reports]]</center></h2>
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<td><center>''[[Michigan elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Michigan.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Michigan|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Michigan|Redistricting]]  •  [[Michigan vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Michigan,'' '''''[[Voting in Michigan|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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{{Election links
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of Michigan|Governor]] •
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[[Michigan Attorney General|Attorney General]] •
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[[Michigan Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] •
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[[Michigan Treasurer|Treasurer]] •
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[[Michigan Auditor General|Auditor General]] •
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[[Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] •
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[[Michigan Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] •
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[[Michigan Director of Agriculture and Rural Development|Director of Agriculture and Rural Development]] •
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[[Michigan Director of Natural Resources|Director of Natural Resources]] •
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[[Michigan Director of Labor and Economic Growth|Director of Labor and Economic Growth]] •
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[[Michigan Public Service Commission|Chairman of Public Service Commission]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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[[Michigan State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Michigan Senate|Senate]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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'''Michigan Counties'''<br>
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[[Alcona County, Michigan ballot measures|Alcona]] • [[Alger County, Michigan ballot measures|Alger]] • [[Allegan County, Michigan ballot measures|Allegan]] • [[Alpena County, Michigan ballot measures|Alpena]] • [[Antrim County, Michigan ballot measures|Antrim]] • [[Arenac County, Michigan ballot measures|Arenac]] • [[Baraga County, Michigan ballot measures|Baraga]] • [[Barry County, Michigan ballot measures|Barry]] • [[Bay County, Michigan ballot measures|Bay]] • [[Benzie County, Michigan ballot measures|Benzie]] • [[Berrien County, Michigan ballot measures|Berrien]] • [[Branch County, Michigan ballot measures|Branch]] • [[Calhoun County, Michigan ballot measures|Calhoun]] • [[Cass County, Michigan ballot measures|Cass]] • [[Charlevoix County, Michigan ballot measures|Charlevoix]] • [[Cheboygan County, Michigan ballot measures|Cheboygan]] • [[Chippewa County, Michigan ballot measures|Chippewa]] • [[Clare County, Michigan ballot measures|Clare]] • [[Clinton County, Michigan ballot measures|Clinton]] • [[Crawford County, Michigan ballot measures|Crawford]] • [[Delta County, Michigan ballot measures|Delta]] • [[Dickinson County, Michigan ballot measures|Dickinson]] • [[Eaton County, Michigan ballot measures|Eaton]] • [[Emmet County, Michigan ballot measures|Emmet]] • [[Genesee County, Michigan ballot measures|Genesee]] • [[Gladwin County, Michigan ballot measures|Gladwin]] • [[Gogebic County, Michigan ballot measures|Gogebic]] • [[Grand Traverse County, Michigan ballot measures|Grand Traverse]] • [[Gratiot County, Michigan ballot measures|Gratiot]] • [[Hillsdale County, Michigan ballot measures|Hillsdale]] • [[Houghton County, Michigan ballot measures|Houghton]] • [[Huron County, Michigan ballot measures|Huron]] • [[Ingham County, Michigan ballot measures|Ingham]] • [[Ionia County, Michigan ballot measures|Ionia]] • [[Iosco County, Michigan ballot measures|Iosco]] • [[Iron County, Michigan ballot measures|Iron]] • [[Isabella County, Michigan ballot measures|Isabella]] • [[Jackson County, Michigan ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Kalamazoo County, Michigan ballot measures|Kalamazoo]] • [[Kalkaska County, Michigan ballot measures|Kalkaska]] • [[Kent County, Michigan ballot measures|Kent]] • [[Keweenaw County, Michigan ballot measures|Keweenaw]] • [[Lake County, Michigan ballot measures|Lake]] • [[Lapeer County, Michigan ballot measures|Lapeer]] • [[Leelanau County, Michigan ballot measures|Leelanau]] • [[Lenawee County, Michigan ballot measures|Lenawee]] • [[Livingston County, Michigan ballot measures|Livingston]] • [[Luce County, Michigan ballot measures|Luce]] • [[Mackinac County, Michigan ballot measures|Mackinac]] • [[Macomb County, Michigan ballot measures|Macomb]] • [[Manistee County, Michigan ballot measures|Manistee]] • [[Marquette County, Michigan ballot measures|Marquette]] • [[Mason County, Michigan ballot measures|Mason]] • [[Mecosta County, Michigan ballot measures|Mecosta]] • [[Menominee County, Michigan ballot measures|Menominee]] • [[Midland County, Michigan ballot measures|Midland]] • [[Missaukee County, Michigan ballot measures|Missaukee]] • [[Monroe County, Michigan ballot measures|Monroe]] • [[Montcalm County, Michigan ballot measures|Montcalm]] • [[Montmorency County, Michigan ballot measures|Montmorency]] • [[Muskegon County, Michigan ballot measures|Muskegon]] • [[Newaygo County, Michigan ballot measures|Newaygo]] • [[Oakland County, Michigan ballot measures|Oakland]] • [[Oceana County, Michigan ballot measures|Oceana]] • [[Ogemaw County, Michigan ballot measures|Ogemaw]] • [[Ontonagon County, Michigan ballot measures|Ontonagon]] • [[Osceola County, Michigan ballot measures|Osceola]] • [[Oscoda County, Michigan ballot measures|Oscoda]] • [[Otsego County, Michigan ballot measures|Otsego]] • [[Ottawa County, Michigan ballot measures|Ottawa]] • [[Presque Isle County, Michigan ballot measures|Presque]] • [[Roscommon County, Michigan ballot measures|Roscommon]] • [[Saginaw County, Michigan ballot measures|Saginaw]] • [[St. Clair County, Michigan ballot measures|St. Clair]] • [[St. Joseph County, Michigan ballot measures|St. Joseph]] • [[Sanilac County, Michigan ballot measures|Sanilac]] • [[Schoolcraft County, Michigan ballot measures|Schoolcraft]] • [[Shiawassee County, Michigan ballot measures|Shiawassee]] • [[Tuscola County, Michigan ballot measures|Tuscola]] • [[Van Buren County, Michigan ballot measures|Van Buren]] • [[Washtenaw County, Michigan ballot measures|Washtenaw]] • [[Wayne County, Michigan ballot measures|Wayne]] • [[Wexford County, Michigan ballot measures|Wexford]]
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[List of candidates who won election to U.S. Congress on November 6, 2012|November 6, 2012 General Election Winners]]
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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• [[List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2012|List of incumbents who are retired]]<br>
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<center>[[Michigan state budget|State budget]] • [[Michigan public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Michigan Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Michigan Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Michigan]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Michigan|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Michigan ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
  
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* [[Michigan State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012 House elections]])
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* [[List_of_Michigan_ballot_measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Michigan 2014 ballot measures|2014]])
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* [[Local ballot measures, Michigan|Local ballot measures]]
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* [[Redistricting in Michigan]]
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* [[Michigan school bond elections|School district bond issues]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Michigan|Michigan Results]]
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Michigan]]
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[[Michigan Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Michigan Attorney General|Attorney General]] <br>
* [[Campaign finance requirements for Michigan ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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[[Michigan Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Michigan Auditor General|Auditor General]]<br>
* [[History_of_I%26R_in_Michigan|History of initiative and referendum]]
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[[Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] <br>• [[Michigan Director of Agriculture and Rural Development|Director of Agriculture and Rural Development]]<br> 
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[[Michigan Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] • [[Michigan Director of Natural Resources|Director of Natural Resources]]<br>
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[[Michigan Director of Labor and Economic Growth|Director of Labor and Economic Growth]] <br>• [[Michigan Director of Natural Resources|Director of Natural Resources]]<br>
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• [[Michigan Public Service Commission|Chairman of Public Service Commission]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Michigan|Results for Michigan, ''Who Runs the States'' report]]<br><br></center></td></tr></table>
  
'''Media and activism'''
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* [[Michigan media|Newspapers and blogs]]
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* [[:Category:Michigan political organizations|Political organizations]] and [[:Category:Michigan ballot initiative activists|ballot activists]]
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<td><center><br>• [[List of Michigan ballot measures|Statewide ballot measures]] • [[Recall campaigns in Michigan]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013]]''<br><br></center></td></tr></table></table></td></tr></table>
  
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Welcome to Michigan on Ballotpedia!


Located in the Great Lakes region of the U.S., the state of Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: the executive, legislative and the judicial. The Michigan Constitution also allows for the direct participation of the electorate by statutory initiative and referendum, recall and constitutional initiative and referral. Admitted into the Union in 1837 as the 26th state, Lansing is the state capital and Detroit is its largest city. Currently, Michigan has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 110 members of the Michigan House of Representatives and 38 members of the Michigan State Senate. As of September 2013, Michigan is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.

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National politics in Michigan


CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Michigan



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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Carl Levin
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Michigan 1979January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkRobert P. Griffin (R)
Debbie Stabenow
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Michigan 2001January 3, 2019November 2018LinkSpencer Abraham (R)


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bill Huizenga
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPete Hoekstra (R)
Candice Miller
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDavid Bonior (D)
Dan Benishek
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBart Stupak (D)
Dan Kildee
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDale E. Kildee (D)
Dave Camp
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 1991January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkFred Upton (R)
Fred Upton
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 1987January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBob Carr (D)
Gary Peters
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJoe Knollenberg (R)
John Conyers, Jr.
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 1965January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkLucien N. Nedzi (D)
John D. Dingell, Jr.
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJohn D. Dingell, Sr. (D)
Justin Amash
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkVern Ehlers (R)
Kerry Bentivolio
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDavid Curson (D)
Mike Rogers
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDebbie Stabenow (D)
Sandy Levin
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 1983January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkWilliam Brodhead (D)
Tim Walberg
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkMark Schauer (D)


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The structure of the Michigan judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Circuit Court, Michigan District Courts and the Michigan Probate Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the Eastern District Court of Michigan, the Western District Court of Michigan, the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court and the Western District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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The Wolverine State
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Area of state:   96,719 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1837
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