Yes, You Can Vote in Michigan!
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!
2023 Elections in Michigan
Tuesday August 8: Primary for Michigan Municipal Elections
- Deadline to register by mail or online for August Election – July 24
- Deadline to register in person – August 8
- Clerks’ offices are open for 8 hours for registration and in-person absentee voting (contact your clerk’s office for exact hours) — Saturday August 5 – Sunday August 6
- Deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot in person — Monday August 7
November 7: General Election
- Deadline to register by mail or online for November Election – October 23
- Deadline to register in person – November 7
Learn What is On Your Ballot
Voter Guide information is published when available. Absentee ballots are available 40 days prior to an election.
Register to Vote in Michigan
(Michigan ID Required)
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.
Learn more with resources from Detroit Disability Power
Voters with disabilities that interfere with the effective reading, writing, or use of printed material, can request an accessible electronic absent voter ballot from the Michigan Secretary of State. Learn more here.
Contact your clerk’s office or the nonpartisan election protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) if you encounter any accessibility issues while voting.
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.)
Apply for your absentee ballot at your city or township clerk’s office.
Apply for your absentee ballot by mail
(Within 2 weeks of the election, the Mail request option is NOT recommended)
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.)