VOTING IN MICHIGAN
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)
Where to mail your form

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked fifteen (15) days before Election Day
In-Person: No deadline. See ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your City or Township Clerk

Online Registration

LIMITED. Registered voters may update their registration information ONLINE, but cannot register to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will create online voter registration for all Michigan voters.

Election Day Registration

Voters may register to vote at the polling place on Election Day. Voters may also register in person at any time after the mail-in voter registration deadline preceding an Election at their City or Township Clerk's office.

Find your City or Township Clerk

Automatic Registration

Eligible voters who are eighteen (18) or older will be automatically registered to vote when applying for or updating their Michigan State Driver's license or non-driving State ID unless they Opt Out.

Can you pre-register?

LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election may register to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.

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.

Address Confidentiality Program

Michigan currently has no ACP in place. Ask your state representatives to protect victims of stalking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes from offenders who use public records, such as voter registries, to locate them.

 

 
VOTING

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.

Vote-by-Mail

Michigan is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Absentee Voting

Michigan is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot.

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

Where to mail your Application

APPLICATION DEADLINES
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.

For more information on Absentee Voting:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Clerk

Do I need Voter ID?

Voters will be asked to provide a Photo ID from a list of acceptable documents. Voters who are unable to provide the requested ID may still vote after signing an affidavit.

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.

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Michigan, or students who already live in Michigan but attend college in another part of the state should visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can visit the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

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.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can visit the Official State Website.

 

 

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.