State of Michigan Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

City of Ann Arbor Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017 4:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

none on record
Note: This election will be for three-year (Council) terms only.

City of Detroit Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017 4:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

none on record

City of Flint Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017 4:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

none on record

City of Grand Rapids Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017 4:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

none on record
In-person Absentee Voting; contact local election office as hours may vary.

Michigan State Legislature Special Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017 4:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

none on record
Special election for State House districts 1 and 109.

Sterling Heights Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017 4:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Early Voting

none on record

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.

Find my polling place

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

Registered voters may obtain an absentee ballot if they meet ONE of the following conditions:

  • You are age 60 or older
  • You are unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • You expect to be out of town on Election Day
  • You are in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • You are unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • You are appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

You must vote in person or obtain your absentee ballot in person in the first election in which you participate.

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

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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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

City of Ann Arbor Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST
Note: This election will be for three-year (Council) terms only.

City of Detroit Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

City of Flint Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

City of Grand Rapids Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST
In-person Absentee Voting; contact local election office as hours may vary.

Michigan State Legislature Special Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST
Special election for State House districts 1 and 109.

Sterling Heights Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT Received by Sat Nov 4, 2017 2:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm EST

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Michigan allows you to send the voter registration/absentee ballot request form for registration and absentee ballot request by fax or email. Your signature on the form must be scanned in if you email your voter registration/ absentee ballot request forms. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Michigan allows you to send the voter registration/absentee ballot request form for registration and absentee ballot request by fax or email. Your signature on the form must be scanned in if you email your voter registration/ absentee ballot request forms. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.