Michigan Attorney General

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 29, 2022 - Jul 21, 2022


The State Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the state they are elected to and they typically hold a great deal of responsibility. The State Attorney General prosecutes cases that have are potentially in violation of the state's laws (they normally are not involved with federal prosecution of cases). The State Attorney General provides legal advice for the state governmental offices, and the State Attorney General typically coordinates with the State Police and other law enforcement agencies regarding the prosecution of crimes. The State Attorney General plays a significant role in setting the legal tone for the state, and also decides whether or not to prosecute a case, as well as what the specific charges will be against the accused. The State Attorney General typically has the authority to decide whether or not to bring a case to a grand jury.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Michigan Secretary of State's Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including petition requirements, a filing fee, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Next file these papers with the county clerk or the Michigan Secretary of State's Office depending on the type of district you plan to run in. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required amount of signatures by the filing window deadline to the applicable election official in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. Listed below is the phone number and address of the Michigan Secretary of State's Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns.

Submit application to:
Michigan Secretary of State's Office - Elections Division, 430 West Allegan, Lansing, Michigan, 48918, US