Helpful Voting Links — Michigan
Don't miss your next election! Detroit, and other municipalities throughout Michigan, will hold municipal elections on November 7, 2017. Voter registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked 30 days before the election (10/6/2017) or you may register to vote in person up to 21 days before the election (10/17/2017).
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (888) 767-6424
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Michigan
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Michigan
Voter ID Requirements — Michigan
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Michigan driver’s license or state-issued ID card
- An out-of-state driver’s license
- Any other federal or state government-issued photo ID card
- A U.S. passport
- A military ID card
- Tribal identification card with photo
- A student ID card from a high school or an accredited college
Voters without picture ID: Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — MichiganRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Start date determined by local clerk to Nov. 5th
You can vote in person at your township or city clerk's office from the time ballots are available to 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 5th before the election, using an absentee ballot.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 5th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
Whether it’s in person or by mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.