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Michigan

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

August 2, 2022

Michigan Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: July 18, 2022
  • In-person request by: August 2, 2022
  • Online request by: July 18, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post received: July 29, 2022
  • Received in-person by: July 29, 2022
  • Online request received by: July 29, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: August 2, 2022
Early Voting: Starts June 23, 2022

November 8, 2022

Michigan General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 24, 2022
  • In-person request by: November 8, 2022
  • Online request by: October 24, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post received: November 4, 2022
  • Received in-person by: November 4, 2022
  • Online request received by: November 4, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: Starts 40 days before Election Day

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

No excuse is needed to vote absentee in Michigan.

Your absentee ballot application must be received by 2 PM the Saturday before Election Day by your city or township clerk. Completed voted ballots are due by 8 PM on Election Day

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

You must bring a valid photo ID to vote, but if you do not have the following forms of photo ID, you may sign an affidavit attesting you do not have photo ID:

  • Michigan driver’s license or state-issued ID card
  • Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification card with photo

Click here for more information on voter ID in Michigan

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Areas in Michigan covered by Section 203 (AANHPI Languages):

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.