Michigan

Welcome Michigan voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.

REGISTER TO VOTE

Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
August 7 July 9 (postmarked) N/A July 9 No

 

General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 9 (postmarked) N/A October 9 No

 

Online Voter Registration

Michigan does not have online voter registration, but a voter can complete a printable form online and then print, sign, and submit it. You can complete the PDF here.

Voter ID

Strict = if no identification, voter must take additional measures after Election Day to have ballot counted

Non-strict = if no identification, voter still has option to cast ballot that may be counted without additional measures by voter

 

Michigan has non-strict photo ID requirements. Here are the approved forms of ID in the state of Michigan:

  • Michigan driver’s license or state-issued ID card
  • Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification card with photo

Vote-By-Mail

Michigan does not have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail.

Early Voting

Michigan has no in-person early voting.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Michigan has no Automatic Voter Registration.

Minor Pre-Registration

No specific provision. Contact your state election officials for details.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018

 

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