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The Archives of Michigan collects and preserves election records dating back to the beginning Michigan’s statehood--1835.    These records include precinct level voting results for each statewide election.  These records are valuable to people    who are studying trends in voting behavior and population changes.  However, one very  important piece of documentation    is missing from the Archives’ holdings--precinct level maps that identify the boundaries of each precinct at the time of an election.     Without these maps, it is difficult (if not impossible) to compare the precinct level results from different election years to each other.    Instead analysis must be done at the county level.

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