Election Day in the United States has been held on the first Tuesday in November since 1845. November was chosen as the most practical month to hold an election since the multitude of voters were farmers and the harvest would be done by that month. Also, since many people had to travel to vote, holding the election in November would lessen traveling in harsh winter weather. Tuesdays were chosen to give the traveling farm families time to worship on Sundays and be back to market by Wednesday.
Do you have questions about where to vote and what is on your ballot? See the information you need to know below.
For information specific to voting in Canton, including registering to vote and polling locations, visit the township clerk's office: Canton Township Voting Information.
State of Michigan:
For information about registering to vote, verifying registration, absentee voting, accessibility, and many other frequently asked questions, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.
League of Women Voters:
For primary and general election dates as well as links to ballot information, polling places and registration, and upcoming debates in your area, visit the Vote 411 - Michigan page. In addition, the League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County provides a Voter Guide for non-partisan information about candidates and proposals, as well as the They Represent You pamphlet, which includes contact information for national, state and county elected officials.