Voting Information

Michigan May 2, 2023 Election Information: Communities with May Elections and May Election Key Dates

Yes, You Can Vote in Michigan!


  • You have a Felony Record,
  • You are on Probation, Parole, or tether,
  • You are awaiting arraignment, trial or sentencing
  • Your housing is unstable,
  • 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, at least 18 years old, and not serving a sentence in jail or prison.

Register to Vote in Michigan

Plan your Vote in Michigan

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

Learn What is On Your Ballot

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

Vote Early

Apply for your absentee ballot online


Apply for your absentee ballot at the clerks office.

Return ballot through the mail, at a drop box or at your clerks office. Be sure to sign and date the envelope.

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, you can register to vote and vote at the clerk’s office up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

If you ARE registered on Election Day, you must vote at the polls (be sure you go to the correct poll!).

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.)