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Michigan Voting Guide

Voting provides citizens with an opportunity to express their political voices. While the State of Michigan makes voting fairly accessible, it's much easier if you know what you need to do before upcoming elections. Learn more in this Michigan Voting Guide.

What kind of voting is there in Michigan?

Michigan voters can vote for their preferred candidates for elected office. The State of Michigan holds the following:

  • General elections
  • Primary elections
  • State-wide Michigan elections
    • Includes ballot measures and initiatives
  • Local elections

Can I vote in Michigan?

You can vote in Michigan if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

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

You cannot vote in Michigan if you are a felon. The state will restore a felon's voting right once they complete their sentence.


Where Do I Vote?

In-person voters can vote at their local polling polling location. You can locate your polling location on the Michigan Voter Information Center's website. You can also check our voter registration status on their website.

If you plan to vote absentee, you can have three options to return your absentee ballot:

  • By mail
  • By hand delivery to your local clerk's office
  • By dropping into the local clerk's drop boxes

How To Register in Michigan

Michiganders have several ways to register to vote. They include registering:

In Person

Pick up a voter registration application form online or at one of the following locations:

  • Local county clerk's office
  • Secretary of State Branch Office
  • Township Clerk


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


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

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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