The voter list processor simply takes a voter list
in the somewhat standardized Michigan format and
combines all the voters in the same household to
one record. This typically reduces the size of a
mailing by about 30%. In presorted mail, on a
10,000 piece mailing, that is a savings of 3,000
pieces. Since the cost of postage is about 18 cents
a piece and even an inexpensive piece tri-fold self-mailer
will cost a least 5 cents, the savings on a 10,000
piece mailing will be about $690.
If you do 3 mailings that size, your campaign will save
over $2000. If you think this is useful, please
consider making a contribution of any size so that we
can continue offering this service.
Make checks payable to and mail to:
West Bloomfield, MI 48325
Michigan has standardized voter registration records.
The names in the list to the right are the field names
usually found in Michigan voter records.
The voter list processor works in 3 steps.
Upload a CSV file from your computer to the web page.
The first line of your CSV file be a header line,
preferably with the standard column headings.
The program will look for specific column names
and then present you with its best guess as to where
the various fields are (such as first name, last name, etc.).
It then presents you with the information it has
determined from reading your file.
Maximum file size is 10 Meg. If you have large files, it
is best to ZIP them so you can save upload time.
Now you review if the automatic field identification was
accurate. You can change any of the field specifications
at this point.
You also specify here more details about processing the file.
If you want the file to be all uppercase, then select that.
If you want the file to be mixed case, select that.
If you only want specific precincts from the list, then enter
a comma separated list of the precincts you want.
Finally, specify your email address. When processing is complete,
the resulting file will be emailed to you.
In the last step of the program, the list is actually processed
and emailed to the specified address. Statistics are displayed
on the screen so you know exactly what kind of savings you
Email questions and comments to Greg Dirasian,
Michigan Standard Field Names