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Voting Matters - Make Your Voice Heard!

Your vote is your voice! Learn more about upcoming elections, how to register, and how to get non-partisan assistance. Michigan Secretary of State - Voter Information Center Voter Information - Non-Partisan Resource
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2024 Michigan Election Dates

Polls Open 7am to 8pm
Clerk Offices and Satellite Offices For Same-Day Registration are open 7am to 8pm.
Absentee Ballots must be received by mail or dropped off by 8pm

January 30th: House Districts 13 & 25 Special Primary Election
February 27th: Presidential Primary
April 16th: House Districts 13 & 25 Special General Election
May 7th: Local Elections
August 6th: Primary Election
November 5th: General Election

Voter Registration

Voter Registration Information

  • Register Online or By Mail  within 15 days of an Election Date
  • Register In-Person within 14 days of an Election Date through 8pm on Election Day at your clerk's office or satellite office.
    •  If you register within 14 days of Election Day, you must show proof of residency (paper or digital) with your name and current address. Documents must have your name and current address. Acceptable documents include:
          Michigan driver’s license or state identification card
          Current utility bill
          Bank statement
          Paycheck or government check
          Another government document

Check Your Voter Registration Status

Address Confidentiality The Michigan Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) allows victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking, or at risk of being threatened or physically harmed to be assigned a substitute address that can be used when registering to vote.

Absentee Ballots

No reason is needed to receive and cast an absentee ballot in Michigan, but the absentee ballot must be requested.

As of May 2023 you can sign up for the Permanent Mail Ballot List to receive a ballot in the mail automatically for every election (with the exception of the Presidential Primary where you must choose which party to vote for - your clerk will send you a notice two months before asking which ballot you would like). Previously, Michigan voters could only sign up to receive an absentee ballot application before each election. You can join the Permanent Mail Ballot List when you apply for an absentee ballot for an upcoming election. To check if you are on the list, which mailing address your ballot will be sent to if you are, or to remove yourself from the list, please check with your city or township clerk. You can look up their contact information at

Within two weeks of an election, it is highly recommended to request and receive your absentee ballot in-person at your clerk's office. If you’re already registered at your current address, you can request an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk’s office anytime up to 4 p.m. on the day prior to the election.

Request An Absentee Ballot Online
Download An Absentee
Ballot Application

Track Your Absentee Ballot

Cast Your Vote

You can cast your vote in Michigan:

  • Absentee Ballot, returned by mail must arrive by 8pm on Election Day, and envelope must be signed. Within two weeks of an election, it is highly recommended to drop off absentee ballots at your clerk's office or designated drop box or to vote in-person to ensure your ballot is counted.
  • Absentee Ballot, dropped off at your clerk's office, satellite office, or designated drop box. You must use a drop box in the city or township where you're registered to vote.
  • At an Early Voting Site available for each statewide and federal election for at least nine consecutive days, beginning on the second Saturday before the election and ending on the Sunday before the election, for at least eight hours each day.
  • At your Polling Place on Election Day
  • At your clerk's office or satellite office when registering within 14 days of Election Day

Voter identification is not required for most voters, although the process will go faster if you bring a photo ID to the polls.
You have the right to vote even if you don't have a photo ID by signing a simple form called an affidavit and then casting your ballot as usual.
If you are a first time Michigan voter who registered by mail or at a voter registration drive without providing your Michigan drivers license, state identification, or Social Security number you will need to provide digital or paper documentation of identity (Photo ID with your name, but does not need to include an address or your current address) and residency (a document with your name and current address).

Voting Questions or Problems

Michigan Voting Rights Information -

You have the right to vote! If you have questions, problems, or experience difficulties or harassment registering to vote or casting your ballot, contact the non-partisan Election Protection Hotline for assistance or to report a concern:

  • English - 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
  • Spanish - 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
  • Arabic - 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)
  • Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali - 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)
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