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Michigan Voting Guide

Voting provides citizens with an opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions and to have their political voices heard. While the state of Michigan makes voting fairly accessible, it is much easier if you know what you need to do before heading to the polls. Learn more in this Michigan Voting Guide.

Am I eligible to vote in Michigan?

To be eligible to vote in Michigan, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • A citizen of Michigan and the town in which you register to vote
  • At least 18 years of age on election day

You cannot vote in Michigan if you are a felon, although voting rights for felons are restored once they have finished their sentence.

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Where Do I Vote?

If you are voting in-person, you do so at your local polling place, which can be located on the Michigan Voter Information Website.

How to Register in Michigan

There are several ways to register to vote in Michigan. This includes registering:

In Person

Pick up a voter registration application form online or at one of several government offices.

Online

You can register to vote online via the Michigan Online Voter Registration website.

Overseas

Alternatively, you can use the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) if you are abroad.

By Mail

Download a voter registration application form, fill it out, and mail it to your local county clerk. 

Michigan Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.

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