Voting In Michigan

PRIMARY ELECTION
August 7, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
July 9, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. First-time registrants registering by mail MUST provide a Michigan Driver's License or State ID Number OR a photocopy of your driver's license or personal ID card, or a photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address. If you have never voted in Michigan and choose to submit the form by mail or through a third party, such as at a voter registration drive, you MUST appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate.

Online Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to create online voter registration for all Michigan voters.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Michigan voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Michigan.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

PARTIAL. Voters who move to a new address covered by the same polling place as their old address, they can vote a regular ballot at that polling place after confirming your change of address.

Voters who move to a new address within the same city or township but with a different polling place can vote at the polling place associated with their old address after filling out a written transfer of registration request which lists your new address.

Voters who move within sixty (60) days of an election to a new address in a different city , township, or county, you can vote at the polling place associated with your old address after confirming in writing that you have moved.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. Voters MUST provide a Photo ID from a list of acceptable documents. If you don't have acceptable photo ID or forgot to bring it, you can may still vote by signing an affidavit.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters may download and print a request form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Michigan voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Michigan.

Early Voting?

NO. Only Absentee Voters may vote early. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Michigan voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Michigan should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Michigan.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Michigan.

Felon Voting Rights

Ex-felons will have their right to vote automatically restored after completing their sentence. Ex-felons may vote while on probation or parole. Ex-felons MUST re-register.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.