Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin GilchristGovernor and Lt. Governor for Michigan
These Color Of Change PAC-endorsed candidates are committed to making life better for all residents of Michigan.
Gretchen Whitmer, Candidate for Governor AND Garlin Gilchrist, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
- Whitmer and Gilchrist support expanding healthcare coverage and lowering costs, defending reproductive rights, and “Ban the Box,” which will prevent employers from discriminating against formerly incarcerated people. Whitmer and Gilchrist also support marijuana legalization.
- Whitmer and Gilchrist are committed to speeding up the replacement of lead service lines across the state so that Flint, and other communities in Michigan, have access to clean drinking water.
Dana Nessel, Candidate for Attorney General
- Dana Nessel is running on a progressive platform. She supports marijuana legalization and regulation. She is against civil asset forfeiture without conviction, and she wants to stop police officers who have committed misconduct from finding new jobs in law enforcement.
- Nessel is committed to defending workers’ rights, protecting members of the LGBTQ community, and resisting Trump.
Jocelyn Benson, Candidate for Secretary of State
- Jocelyn Benson supports expanding voting rights so that any voter can vote early or by absentee ballot without having to provide a reason.
- Benson is committed to a “30 minute guarantee” that would make the wait time for important bureaucratic processes (renewing driver’s licenses, register a vehicle, cast a vote) a half hour or less.
Other Important Dates
- October 9 Voter Registration Deadline
- November 3 Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
- Early Voting
- Important Dates
- Election Day
NOTE: You must register to vote in MI at least 30 days before the next election.
In Michigan, you can register to vote by mail and in person by submitting a completed State of Michigan Voter Registration Application (Form ED-121) to your city or township clerk.
You can also process voter registration at your local MI SOS branch office when you apply for a driver’s license/ID card, or update your address.
Once your form has been processed, your city or township clerk will issue you a MI voter identification card.
When you visit the polling booths to vote on election day, you will need to provide identification, such as your:
- Driver’s license or ID card
- U.S. passport
- Military ID card
- Student identification
- Tribal ID card
NOTE: If you’re unable to provide acceptable photo identification, you can vote by signing an affidavit.
Ways You Can Participate
Color Of Change PAC is dedicated to increasing Black voter participation to build a powerful Black voting block. We want to make sure that every eligible, Black voter is registered and their vote is accounted for on EVERY election day. Our goal is to ensure that we’re not leaving a single vote behind.
Every day counts. To win in November, we need YOU to help us reach out to the thousands of Black voters in Michigan that we need to make this victory possible. Will you join us?