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Upcoming elections

 

The statewide primary election was held August 2nd

Primary election results

 

Tuesday, November 8

Polls are open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

November 8 general listing
Register to vote online by Monday, October 24

 

  • Voting early in person by absentee ballot begins at your clerk's office Thursday, September 29
    Last day to register to vote online
    Monday, October 24
    Return absentee ballot by mail to avoid potential for mailing delays
    Monday, October 24
    Last day to request an absentee ballot online or by mail
    To avoid mailing delays, it is strongly recommended to request an absentee ballot no later than Monday, October 17
    Up to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4
    Vote early by absentee ballot at your clerk’s office
    Through Monday, November 7 at 4 p.m.
    Register to vote in person at your clerk’s office
    Eligible residents must provide official proof of residency if registering to vote between October 25 and November 8
    Through Tuesday, November 8 at 8 p.m.
    Return absentee ballot to your designated drop box or local clerk’s office by hand
    By 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8

Voting in Michigan


 

1. Voter registration

To register to vote in Michigan, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 17.5 years old (18 years old when you vote)
  • A Michigan resident for at least 30 days
  • Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison

Registering to vote

 

2. Options for casting your vote

All Michigan voters have the right to choose to vote in person at their polling place on Election Day or by absentee ballot by mail or in person at their clerk's office. Voters are not required to provide a reason to vote absentee.

 

Voting absentee

Voting in person

 

  • Request an absentee ballot online or by mail. All registered voters can request an absentee ballot without providing a reason.

     

    Apply for an absentee ballot online

    Mail-in applications for an absentee ballot

  • Request and return an absentee ballot to be tabulated on Election Day by visiting your local clerk’s office beginning 40 days before Election Day and ending at 4 p.m. on the Monday before Election Day.

     

    Locate your clerk’s office

  • Registered voters can request and complete a ballot at their designated polling place on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you are in line to vote at your polling place when it closes at 8 p.m. you can still cast your ballot.

    Per Michigan law, you will be asked to show a form of ID when you check in to vote. If you don’t have one, you can still vote. If this happens, expect a poll worker to ask you to sign an affidavit before you vote that explains you didn’t have an ID. Your ballot will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.

    Locate your polling place

  • Your signed and completed absentee ballot must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be tabulated. There are three ways to do so:

    • Designated dropbox: Return your absentee ballot to a secured absentee ballot dropbox in your city, township, or village by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
    • At your local clerk’s office: Return your absentee ballot by hand to your local clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Check your clerk’s office website for their office hours.
    • By mail: To avoid potential mailing delays, it is strongly recommended that you mail your absentee ballot no later than 14 days prior to Election Day.

    If you requested an absentee ballot but decide to vote in person instead, you can surrender your incomplete absentee ballot at your designed polling place on Election Day and request a new ballot.

    Locate an absentee ballot dropbox

    Locate your clerk’s office

  • If you would like to change your vote after returning your completed and signed absentee ballot to your local clerk's office, you can "spoil" the original ballot by requesting a new ballot.

    • Spoiling your ballot by mail: Your written and signed request must be received by your local clerk’s office by 5 p.m. the Friday before Election Day.
    • Spoiling a ballot that has already been submitted: Your written and signed request must be received in person by your local clerk’s office by 10 a.m. the Monday before Election Day
    • Spoiling a ballot that has not yet been submitted: Your written and signed request must be received in person by your local clerk’s office by 4 p.m. the Monday before Election Day.
For additional information

If you do not see your question answered here, see our FAQs for more information.

 

For additional questions, contact your local clerk.

Locate your clerk's office