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Elections
League of Women Voters:
This national nonpartisan organization provides voter registration information, election results and a link to state leagues.
Macomb County Election Department:
This site has information on federal, state, county and township candidates, voter registration, and precinct, county commissioner, state representative, senate, and congressional district maps.
Project Vote Smart:
Find out about the issues and the candidates for elections at all levels from presidential to the local level.
Where do I vote?:
Search for polling location using only name and date of birth, or driver license number. Also Map and sample ballot.

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Federal Government
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:
This federal site provides immigration forms, field office locations, information on getting a green card, and resources about immigration for teachers and students.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance:
A database of Federal programs and how to apply for them.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
This federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides an explanation for consumers, government officials, and medical professionals on programs such as the nation's largest health insurance program and medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources.
Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Discover steps to emergency preparedness and disaster recovery and relief.
Federal Register:
The official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.
Federal Student Aid:
This student gateway to the U.S. government covers a multitude of services offered by the federal government including how to plan and pay for their education.
Firstgov:
Designed for the general public, this is the official U.S. Government portal to millions of pages of government information, services, and online transactions easily searchable by topic or search engine.
Government Benefits:
A portal to a variety of benefits offered by Federal ,State, and local agencies aimed at both individuals and businesses. Includes a questionnaire to help find the appropriate benefit.
Health Insurance Marketplace:
The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll.
Homeland Security:
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Science and Technology:
A gateway to Federal Regulations; R&D summaries in Astronomy, Biotech, Engineering, Health, Environment, etc.; Internships, Fellowships, Grants.
Social Security Online:
Find out about benefits, frequently asked questions, forms, and social security card information.
Tax Rates - Federal/State:
Tax-Rates.org provides comparison of tax rates and information for State and Federal taxes including income tax rates, standard deduction and personal exemption amounts, sales tax rates, tax exemptions, and more
U.S. Census Bureau Web Page:
Find the latest census population and business figures, comparisons, and state and county quick facts.
U.S. Department of State: Background Notes:
These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
U.S. House of Representatives:
Provides links to representatives' web sites, roll call votes on current legislation, information on visiting the Capitol, and educational links to learn more about the legislative process.
U.S. Senate:
Find your senator by name or state, follow the activities of senate committees, or take a virtual tour of the Capitol.
U.S.Statistical Abstract:
National Data Book collecting current and historical statistics from many different sources.
United States Government Manual:
This online manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the federal government.
The White House:
Provides biographical, historical, and pictorial information as well as current news, speeches, and activities of the President, Vice President and First Lady.
The World Fact Book:
Flags of the World, Country Profiles, Maps.
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Government & Commerce
City of Detroit:
The official web site of the city of Detroit includes departments, officials, and cultural links.
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau:
This is the official tourism website for Metro Detroit covering convention, business meeting and tourism destinations.
Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce:
This site provides business resources, a membership directory, events, publications and more.
Oakland County:
This site has county officials, department listings, community profiles, and a services index.
Wayne County:
The official Wayne County Government web site contains community and recreation links, departments and officials, and county publications.
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Local Government
Clinton Township:
The Charter Township of Clinton site contains township history, township services, officials and contact information as well as a calendar of events, community links, and the Parks and Recreation Brochure.
Community Profiles (SEMCOG):
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) provides detailed statistical information on population, residential development, employment forecasts, current land use and more on communities throughout southeast Michigan.
Macomb County:
This official site of Macomb County provides links to county departments, meeting dates and commissioners by district, a calendar of events and more.
Macomb County Veterans' Benefits:
Counselors available to assist Veterans in finding, applying for, receiving and maintaining Veteran’s benefits as well as appealing adverse decisions.
Macomb Township:
The township website offers information on township officials, parks and recreation activities and news as well as links to civic organizations.
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State Government
Child day care providers:
Check on a day care being considered or search by locality for a list of licensed centers or homes.
Michigan House of Representatives:
Locate your state representative by county or zip code.
Michigan Online Security Training (MOST):
Tips and training to avoid security problems on the Internet from the Michigan Department of Information Technology
Michigan Public Service Commission:
This department of state government provides information for consumers on utility and energy issues and other services.
Michigan Senate:
Take a virtual tour of the Senate, learn about current Senate activities, or locate your senator by district, county or name.
Michigan Votes:
Find out the voting record of your state representative or senator from this site by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Michigan's Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
This state office concentrates on helping improve the lives of Michigan's 1 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. Our mission is affirming the indisputable right of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons to secure effective communication.
Peace of Mind Planning Guide:
This is a planning guide for end-of-life issues. Contains information on the Michigan Statuatory Will, Advance Directive for Health Care and organ donation.
Tax Rates - Federal/State:
Tax-Rates.org provides comparison of tax rates and information for State and Federal taxes including income tax rates, standard deduction and personal exemption amounts, sales tax rates, tax exemptions, and more
Where do I vote?:
Search for polling location using only name and date of birth, or driver license number. Also Map and sample ballot.
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Taxes
City of Detroit Tax Forms:
Find important phone numbers, frequently asked questions and tax forms from the Income Tax Division of the City of Detroit (Adobe Acrobat required).
IRS Tax Forms and Publications:
Current and previous years' tax forms available from the IRS (Adobe Acrobat required).
Michigan tax forms:
Tax forms available through the Michigan Electric Library (Adobe Acrobat required).
Tax forms for U.S. States:
State links to tax resources from the Michigan Electronic Library.
Tax Rates - Federal/State:
Tax-Rates.org provides comparison of tax rates and information for State and Federal taxes including income tax rates, standard deduction and personal exemption amounts, sales tax rates, tax exemptions, and more
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