"By the people, of the people, for the people" is the tenet that serves as the backbone of our democratic society.

If you want your legislators to serve you, you must make your voice heard. Click on the links to register to VOTE, or write a letter to a legislator.

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After all, it's your government!


The state offers a wide range of publications to provide information to residents. The publications cover a variety of topics, as listed below. To download a free copy, just click on the title.

Learn about the Michigan Legislature and state government

PDF Icon Citizen's Guide - Citizen's Guide to State Government

PDF Icon For the People - How State and Local Governments Operate

PDF Icon Michigan Constitution - The Constitution of The State of Michigan of 1963

PDF Icon Michigan Open Meetings Act & Freedom of Information Act - An Act to Require Disclosure of Public Records and Meetings of Certain Public Bodies to be Open to the Public

PDF Icon Michigan State Capitol - Michigan State Capitol History and Tour Information

Publications for Michigan's seniors

PDF Icon Changes and Choices - Legal Rights of Senior Adults

PDF Icon Peace of Mind Guide - A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Medical and Legal Decisions

PDF Icon Services for Seniors - Laws and Programs for Senior Adults

Publications for children and students

PDF Icon Child Safety Coloring Book - Coloring with Michigan State Police

PDF Icon Getting to Know Michigan - Michigan's Symbols and Products Coloring Book

PDF Icon Recycling & Learning - Activity Book and Coloring

PDF Icon Portraits of Michigan - History and Facts on Michigan

PDF Icon Moving On - Rights and Responsibilities of Young Adults

PDF Icon The Legislative Process in Michigan - A Student's Guide

Publications for family emergency and child safety

PDF Icon A Family Preparedness Guide - An Emergency Instructional Guide

PDF Icon Your Child - A Parent's Guide to Health and Safety Book

Publications for homeland security, consumer protection and veterans

PDF Icon Consumer Protection Resource Guide - Consumer Rights under Michigan Law

PDF Icon Homeland Security in Michigan - A Cooperative Network of Local, State and Federal Action

PDF Icon Veterans Benefits and Services - Federal, State and Local Program

Michigan's natural resources

PDF Icon Michigan Natural Resources and Environment - States Natural Resources and their Management Overview

Miscellaneous publications

PDF Icon Crime Victim's Constitutional Rights - Information on Crime Victims Rights Act and Crime Prevention

PDF Icon Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence and Anti-Stalking Laws

PDF Icon Drugs & Alcohol Abuse - A Parents/Child Guide to Michigan Law

PDF Icon Tenants and Landlords Guide - Understanding Leases, Security Deposits, Eviction Proceedings

PDF Icon Michigan Friend of the Court - Support, Custody and Visitation for Michigan Children

PDF Icon 2017 Taxpayer's Guide - The latest information on many of Michigan's tax laws

PDF Icon Michigan in the American Civil War - Michigan in the American Civil War

Note: If you are having problems downloading the file, Right-click on the link above and select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As." Then save the document in any directory and access the file through your Reader.