State of Michigan Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Michigan County General Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Mon Oct 18, 2021
  • Same Day Registration & Voting begins Tue Oct 19, 2021
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • In the Election Office by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Same Day Registration & Voting ends Tue Nov 2, 2021 8:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 1, 2021 4:00pm

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 8:00pm EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Contact Local Election Office - Mon Nov 1, 2021 4:00pm EDT
Includes general elections in most Michigan counties. Includes Detroit and Lansing mayoral elections.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail

  • in person at your elections office

    You can also update an existing registration online at expressSOS.com

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

Voters who are eligible to vote by absentee ballot can go to their election office as early as 45 days prior to the election to request and complete the absentee ballot in person.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Michigan if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Michigan
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Michigan if:

  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Michigan if:

  • You reside in Michigan but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Michigan
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Michigan you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Michigan Driver's License Number
  • Your Michigan ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

You can alternatively provide one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

If you are registering for the first time by mail and can not be identified by the ID information you provided, you will need to provide proof of residence. Acceptable forms of proof of residence include:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Personal ID
  • Current Utility Bill or Pay Check or Bank Statement

You can alternatively show one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.
The identification requirement does not apply if you personally hand deliver the registration form to your clerk's office, are disabled or eligible to vote under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voting Act.

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in Michigan, you are required to show ID to vote; or, you may instead sign an affidavit or similar document. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Valid Michigan Driver's License
  • Michigan Personal ID

If you do not have an ID from the above list, in Michigan additional, acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Valid US Passport
  • Out of State Personal ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
  • Valid ID Issued by another State
  • Valid Tribal ID

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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