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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.

Don’t miss your next election!

On Nov. 2nd, Detroit and other cities and towns across Michigan are holding local elections. Click here to see what elections are happening near you. The mail-in and online voter registration deadline is Oct. 18th, however, voters can register in person at their municipal clerk's office through Nov. 2nd.

You can vote in person on Election Day, early at your municipal clerk's office, or vote by mail in Detroit. Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Sept. 23rd to Nov. 1st (In-person absentee)

You can vote early in-person in Michigan at your township or city clerk’s office from Sept.23rd until Nov. 1st 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 no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 29th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot you may return it in person or by mail. If returning by mail, it must be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Nov. 2nd. Alternatively, you can place it in a secure designated ballot drop box or deliver it in-person to your clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The absentee ballot application period opens 75 days before each election, no excuse required.


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.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info