Michigan Election Information

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Registration Information


The deadline to register vote in Michigan is: Postmarked 30 days before the election.


To be eligible to register to vote in Michigan, you must be:

  • A US citizen, and
  • A resident of Michigan, and
  • 18 years old on or before election day

Register to vote now!

To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Michigan?


Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? No
By mail early voting available? Yes

How:

You can cast an absentee ballot in-person at your local clerk's office - if you are:

  • age 60 years old or older
  • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • expecting to be out of town on election day
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence

Note: If you registered to vote by mail and this is the first election you are participating in, you are not eligible to cast an absentee ballot.  This restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are handicapped or voters who are 60 years of age or older.

Requests to have an absentee voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 2pm on the Saturday before the election. You have until 8pm on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file.

To confirm your eligibility or request an absentee ballot, click here.


Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

7:00am to 8:00pm


Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?


Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?


As of a recent ruling, you must now present picture identification at the polls - or sign an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of picture identification.

The following forms of ID are acceptable on Election Day:

  • Michigan driver's license
  • Michigan personal identification card
  • current driver's license or personal ID card issued by another state
  • current federal or state government-issued photo ID
  • current U.S. passport
  • current military identification card with photo
  • current student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
  • current tribal identification card with photo

If you do not have an acceptable picture ID or forget to bring an acceptable picture ID to the polls, you can still vote - but you must sign an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of picture identification.  It will be counted with all other ballots on Election Day.

First time voters - Make sure you bring one of the following:

  • Current and valid photo ID 
  • A valid paycheck stub with your name and address
  • Utility bill with your name and address
  • Bank statement with your name and address
  • Government document that lists your name and address

For more information, contact your state election office.

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