There's time left! Make a plan to register and vote

1) Register to Vote


Register to vote in person at your clerk's office by Nov. 3

Register to vote ONLINE or By Mail (postmarked) by Oct. 19

2) Request an Absentee Ballot

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3) Get Informed

Research the candidates and study your ballot

Find your polling place and clerk's office

Request absentee ballot

by mail: 

- ASAP! Officially Fri. Oct 30, but by Oct 13 due to mail delays

Request absentee ballot

in person by:

- November 2nd if you are already registered to vote

- November 3rd if registering to vote at the same time


Absentee Voting

Michigan offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed. Absentee voting begins 40 days prior to election and ends the day before the election.
5 PM on the Friday before the election is the latest to request a ballot by mail, but an absentee ballot may be requested in person until 4 PM on the day before the election and must be submitted to the clerk’s office by 8 PM on Election Day.

In-Person Voting

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You will be asked to show 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 a form before you vote that explains you didn’t have an ID. Your ballot will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.

ID types you can use to check in are:

  • Michigan driver's license or state ID

  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state

  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification

  • U.S. passport

  • Military ID with photo

  • Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning

  • Tribal identification card with photo

For language assistance available in Bengali, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu or Hindi call the voter hotline at


Difficulty Voting?

Call the Election Protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE


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