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2020 Elections Dates

August 4, 2020: State Primary

November 3, 2020: Presidential Election

Michigan State Primary Election — Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Registration Deadlines

Monday, July 20th: Last day to register to vote in any matter other than in-person at your local Clerk’s Office.

Tuesday, July 21st through Tuesday, August 4th until 8pm: A person may register to vote in-person at their local Clerk’s Office with proof of residency.

Friday, July 31st 5pm: Deadline to request an absent voter ballot to be mailed via first class mail.

Monday, August 3rd until 4pm: Last day for registered voters to request an absent voter ballot in-person at the Clerk’s Office. Photo ID or completion of an Affidavit Not in Possession of Photo ID is required.

Tuesday, August 4th until 8pm: A person registering on Election Day in-person in the Clerk’s Office may obtain and vote an absent voter ballot or vote in their proper precinct.

Polls open 7:00 am — 8:00 pm

Voting Information

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to check your registration status, find your polling location, and more.

Register to Vote

Find information on absentee voting at Michigan Secretary of State- Absentee Voting.

View Ballot by Precinct

Farmington Hills Election Page

City of Farmington Election Page

League of Women Voters Voter Guide

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Biography: Gale in Context

This resource integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people—both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor—based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.


Biography Reference Center

Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).


History Reference Center

Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines and thousands of primary source documents.


Humanities Source

Covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in any aspect of the humanities.


Legal Information Reference Center

Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo. Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in your state for serious legal matters.


Legal Source

Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law. Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in your state for serious legal matters.


Newspaper Source Plus

Provides coverage from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. TV, radio transcripts, and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources are also included. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.


Opposing Viewpoints: Gale in Context

Designed to aid students in researching both sides of a social issue, while making it simple, fast and rewarding, the Center includes over 60 topics from key reference sources, including full-text articles from over 30 major newspapers and newsmagazines, making researching both sides of an issue simple, fast and rewarding.


Points of View Reference Center

Presents multiple sides of an issue. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


Political Science Complete

Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions.


Regional Business News

Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada.


U. S. History: Gale in Context

U. S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

American Conservative

*The Atlantic



*The Economist

Michigan Bar Journal

Michigan Municipal Review

*Mother Jones

National Review

*The New Yorker


The Progressive


*Utne Reader

*Access these titles and more on RBDigital

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