Yes, You Can Vote in Michigan!

EVEN IF…….

  • You have a felony record.
  • You are on probation, parole, or tether.
  • You are awaiting arraignment, trial or sentencing, regardless of your incarceration status.
  • Your housing is unstable.
  • You have a disability.
  • You do not have Michigan ID.

There are only a few restrictions on voting in Michigan. Voters must be a U.S. citizen, reside in Michigan for at least 30 days by Election Day, be at least 18 years old by Election Day, and not serving a sentence in jail or prison.

Questions? Call the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline at (866) OUR-VOTE!

2024 Presidential Primary in Michigan

February 27: Election Day

  • Communities MAY begin early voting – January 28
  • Deadline to register by mail or online for February Election – February 12
  • Communities MUST begin allowing early voting – February 17
  • Deadline to register in person – February 27

Other 2024 Elections in Michigan

  • Primary Election: August 6, 2024.
  • General Election: November 5, 2024.
  • Special and local elections: January 30, April 16, and May 7, 2024

Learn What is On Your Ballot

Voter Guide information is published when available. Absentee ballots are available 40 days prior to an election.

Questions? Call the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline at (866) OUR-VOTE! 866-867-8683

Voters with Disabilities

  • Vote – no matter disability type or guardianship status.
  • Vote at home or in person.
  • Vote privately and independently.
  • Accessible polling locations and absentee voting.
  • Assistance with filling out and casting your ballot.
  • Use a Voter Assist Terminal at your polling location.
  • Curbside voting, on request.

Contact your clerk’s office or the nonpartisan election protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) if you encounter any accessibility issues while voting.

Vote Early

Michigan voters have the right to cast a ballot early and in person at an early voting site before Election Day.

Early voting will be available beginning with the presidential primary in 2024 and every statewide and federal election thereafter.

Learn more by pressing the button below.

Or you can still choose to Vote Early with an absentee ballot.

Apply for your absentee ballot online, with a Michigan driver’s license or state ID.

(Within 2 weeks of the election, we recommend visiting city/township clerk to request a ballot in person.)

OR

Apply for your absentee ballot at your city or township clerk’s office.

OR

Apply for your absentee ballot by mail


(Within 2 weeks of the election, the Mail request option is NOT recommended)

AND THEN…..

Return ballot through the mail, at a drop box provided by your city or township clerk, or at your clerk’s office. Be sure to sign and date the envelope. Your clerk needs to receive your ballot by 8 p.m. Election Day.

Note: Once ballots are available, you can apply for an absentee ballot and vote in the same visit by visiting your city or township clerk’s office or satellite voting location.

Track your absentee ballot to make sure it was received. 

OR Vote on Election Day

If you are NOT registered, or need to update your registration, you can register to vote (with proof of residency) at the city or township clerk’s office up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.  After that, you can either vote by absentee ballot at your clerk’s office or you can vote by regular ballot at your polling location, if there’s time.”

If you ARE registered on Election Day, you must vote at your assigned polling location.

Note: If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, or changed your mind and want to vote at the polls, you can. (Bringing ID and your ballot if you have it isn’t required but will be helpful.)

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