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Michigan

In Michigan, elections are overseen by the Michigan Secretary of State’s Bureau of Elections.

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS AND FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE:

https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC/

REGISTERING TO VOTE IN MICHIGAN:

  • Register by mail, or in person.

  • Registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to an election.

PRIMARY RULES:

  • Open primaries, meaning any registered voter can vote in any party’s primary.

WAYS TO VOTE:

  •  In Person on Election Day

  • Absentee (Voters may cast absentee ballots in person or by mail. Information on applying for an absentee ballot is available here. Absentee voters have until 8 p.m. on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office.) 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  • ID is required to vote, but voters may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID.

    • List of acceptable IDs is available here and includes: MI driver’s license or personal identification card, current driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state, current federal or state government-issued photo ID, current U.S. passport, current military identification card with photo, current student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, orcurrent tribal identification card with photo.

    • Voters without a picture ID can sign an affidavit.

    • More information is available at VoteRiders.org.

  • Polling Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

  • Michigan Bureau of Elections Contact: (517) 373-2540