Voting in
Michigan

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Michigan, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Michigan Election Website or call (888) 767-6424 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - State Primary

8/4/2020
State Primary Election Day
7/20/2020
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Open
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Michigan

Don’t miss your next election!

Michigan will hold its state primary election on Aug. 4th and the general election on Nov. 3rd. Registered voters will automatically receive applications by mail for all remaining 2020 elections due to COVID-19.

Forgot to register? Don’t worry! Michigan also offers in-person voter registration on Election Day.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in state primary. See Michigan Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Jun. 22nd to Aug. 3rd

You can vote in-person at your township or city clerk’s office from the time ballots become available until Aug. 3rd at 4 p.m., using an absentee ballot. You may also register to vote with proof of residence during this time. Contact your clerk’s office for specific dates and hours.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Jul. 31st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.

The vote-by-mail application period opens 75 days before each election, no excuse required.

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Voter ID + Access for Michigan

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.