Voting In Michigan

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 16, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUIRED. First-time registrants are required to provide their Michigan Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number; or a photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both the voter's name and address. If the voter has never been issued either one of these they may still register to vote, but will be required to show ID when voting, and must vote in person their first time.

Online Registration?

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

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Clerk.

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Close of business thirty (30) days before Election Day.

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).

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Michigan but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, SAME City/Township, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote at their OLD polling place after filling out a written transfer of registration request.

New City/Township/County within 60 days of the Election
Voters can vote at their OLD polling place after confirming in writing that they have moved.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

PHOTO ID REQUIRED. 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. Voters can check HERE to see if they qualify.

For more information on absentee voting, voters should go HERE. Or they can contact their County Clerk.

Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Absentee Ballot Application (English-Fillable)
Absentee Ballot Application (Spanish)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Received by 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day.
In-Person: Received by 4:00pm the day before Election Day.
Emergency: Received by 4:00pm on 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?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Clerk's office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

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 to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Michigan.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration

NOTE: Voters on probation and/or parole may register to vote and vote.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

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.