Michigan

54% of 18-29 year olds voted in Michigan in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE- Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Michigan allows for same-day voter registration, meaning that you are able to register to vote up until Election Day. Be sure to register by October 18, 2021 if you wish to register online or by mail.

Michigan will hold General Elections on November 2, 2021.

Check Registration Status

Check your Michigan voter registration status here.

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Michigan resident, at least 18 years of age by Election Day, and not be currently serving a sentence in jail or prison.

  • You simply need to be a Michigan resident at the time of registration, but you must be a resident of your city or township for at least 30 days when you vote.
  • College students do have a choice of whether they want to vote in Michigan or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

Michigan has same-day voter registration, meaning that you are able to register to vote up until the date of the General Election (November 2, 2021). You must register by October 18, 2021, if you wish to register online or by mail. After this period, you can register in person at your city or township clerk’s office and provide proof of residency.

Voter Registration Process

There are three primary methods of registering to vote in Michigan: online registration, mailing in a printable application, or in-person registration.

  • Michigan automatically registers eligible individuals to vote when they apply for or update their driver’s license or personal identification cards.
  • Further voter registration information for Michigan can be found here.

This page was last updated on August 9, 2021.

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Vote-By-Mail Practices

All registered Michigan voters are eligible to vote by mail. Click here to apply to vote by absentee ballot online and here to print out an application to be returned by mail.

  • Requests to have an absentee ballot mailed to you must be received by your Clerk no later than 5pm on the Friday before the election (October 26, 2021). If you’re already registered at your current address, you can request an absentee ballot in person at your Clerk’s office anytime until 4pm on the day prior to Election Day (November 2, 2021). If you’re registering to vote at your Clerk’s office on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot at the same time you register.
  • You have until 8pm on Election Day (November 2, 2o21) to complete and return your absentee ballot to your Clerk’s office.
  • Further absentee voting information for Michigan is listed here.
  • If you request your absentee ballot the day before the election or on Election Day, you must vote the ballot in the clerk’s office.

Early Voting

Michigan offers early voting.

  • Beginning 45 days before Election Day (September 18, 2021), you can vote early in-person at your City/Township Clerk’s office. Early voting continues until 4pm the day before the Election (November 2, 2021).

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, polls are open 7am-8pm.

  • At the polls, you must present a valid form of photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID can be found here. If you do not have a form of photo ID or forget to bring one on Election Day, you can still cast a ballot by signing an affidavit.
  • Further Michigan voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on August 9, 2021.

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