Be A Voter

February 27 Primary Countdown








Voting Quick Links

Learn about your new districts, current representatives, registration status, and more. (
  •  View your sample ballot
  •  Find out if you are registered to vote
  •  Find your voting location
  •  Track your absentee ballot
  •  And much more!
See maps of your new districts:

How do I register?

US Citizens at least 18 years of age who are residents of Michigan can register to vote in any of the following locations up to and including the day of the election:

  • Local city, county, or township clerk’s office
  • Secretary of State branch office
  • At any state agency that provides public assistance or services to people with disabilities
  • Department of Community Health
  • You can also register to vote when you renew your driver’s license.

You can register to vote online or fill out this printable registration form here. For more information, visit the county voter website.

How do I get an absentee ballot?

Eligible voters may request an absentee ballot for any reason at all. It is still wise to apply 1-2 months prior to the election. You can get everything you need to vote absentee at or at your local clerk’s office.

To automatically receive your application to vote absentee in all future elections, just ask to be placed on the Permanent Absentee Voter list!

November 8 Voting Timeline


You can request your absentee ballot online or submit a paper application TODAY!


In-person absentee voting at your city or township clerk’s office begins


Last day to register to vote online or by mail (after October 24, you’ll need to register in person with proof of residency)


Last day to drop your ballot in the mail (after October 25, drop your ballot off at your city or township clerk’s office or in a secure dropbox provided by your clerk)


If you’re registered to vote where you live, you can vote absentee in person at your city or township clerk’s office until 4 p.m. on November 7 (after that, you must vote at your polling location on Election Day)


Election Day! The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. local time; if you need to register, you can register (with proof of residency) and then vote at your city or township clerk’s office until 8 p.m.
Attention Ann Arbor Voters: Some polling places have changed, due to new ward boundaries, or to temporary construction–you'll be notified of any changes by mail, but you can find AA info here as well. And the Ann Arbor Clerk's office has a new Election Line Tracker to keep your wait time down!

All About Absentee Voting

Voting absentee means giving yourself the choice of how and when to vote, including by mail. Request your Absentee ballot, and you can:

  • vote in person at your clerk’s office
  • leave your ballot in a 24 hour drop box
  • mail your ballot back
  • even vote at your polling place on election day.

Sign up at or in person at your city/township clerk’s officeVoting absentee is perfectly safe. You’ll find excellent, bipartisan information about voting absentee here.

Joining the Permanent Absentee Voter list means you automatically get an application to vote absentee in all future elections.