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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!

Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 19th. You can vote in person with an absentee ballot at your municipal clerk's office, on Election Day or vote by mail in Michigan.

Forgot to register? Don’t worry! Michigan also offers ongoing in person voter registration through Election Day at the city or township clerk's office.

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. 24th-Nov. 2nd

You can vote in-person at your township or city clerk’s office from Sept. 24th until Nov. 2nd 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 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 30th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Nov. 3rd. 

Registered voters will automatically receive applications to request absentee ballots by mail for all remaining 2020 elections due to COVID-19. If you are newly registered, or did not receive an application, you must request an application directly from your city or township clerk's office.

The vote-by-mail 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