YOUR VOTE: Michigan
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- Post received by October 20, 2020;
- In person at the election office by November 2, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST; and
- Same-day registration and voting by November 3, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. The deadline to submit a mail-in ballot request is October 30 at 5:00 p.m.
- An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here, or you can apply online.
Michigan voters can request mail-in ballots without any excuse. Submit a request online by October 30.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Michigan.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
- School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Click here to find contact information for your City or Town Clerk.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- No. While face coverings are highly encouraged, voting is one of five situations in which face masks are not required to be worn.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
Michigan voters don't need an excuse to request a mail-in ballot:
- Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here.
- Here are Michigan's Absentee Voter Registration Instructions.
Out of town or serving abroad?
- Here's how to get an absentee ballot.
- Absentee Ballot Application: Printable Form | Fillable Form| Large Print Form | Apply Online
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- Michigan encourages voters to bring identification, but voters can sign an affidavit if they do not have identification.
Don't have a valid ID?
- If you don’t bring or have an acceptable ID, you can still vote by signing an affidavit on Election Day.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
The Michigan Secretary of State:
- Call 888-SOS-MICH or fill out this simple form.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), Michiganians!
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