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MICHIGAN

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Next Election: November 3, 2020

Early, In Person Absentee Voting: Sep. 24, 2020 - Nov. 2, 2020

Last Day To Register by Mail: Oct. 19, 2020
Last Day To Register in Person: Nov. 3, 2020

Last Day To Register Online: Oct. 19, 2020

Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot: Nov. 2, 2020*

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October 29, 2020: A three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's decision that suspended Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's (D) order prohibiting the open carry of firearms in or near polling places.

October 27, 2020: Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray issued an order blocking Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's (D) directive barring individuals from openly carrying firearms near polling places on Election Day.

October 16, 2020: A three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a lower court order that had extended Michigan's receipt deadline for absentee/mail-in ballots. The appellate panel reinstated the original receipt deadline: 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

September 18, 2020: Judge Cynthia Stephens, of the Michigan Court of Claims, issued a ruling extending Michigan's absentee/mail-in ballot receipt deadline to November 17, 2020, for ballots postmarked on or before November 2, 2020. Stephens also authorized voters to allow anyone of their choosing to return their ballots between 5:01 p.m. on October 30, 2020, and the close of polls on November 3, 2020.

Voter Guide

Every candidate and referendum in Michigan, explained

Learning about candidates and referendums takes time but our system reduces that time and allows you to make a plan to vote. Simply enter your address and select the "Get Started" button.

Additional Voter Guides

2020 Presidential Election Voter Guide

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2020 Vice Presidential Election Voter Guide

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Michigan Senate Election Voter Guide

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Party Platforms

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Plan Your Vote

Whether it's early or election day voting, voting in person or by mail, use our Plan Your Vote tool to find important information regarding crucial dates & times to submit your ballot, early voting & election day polling locations, and ballot drop-off locations, all specific to where you live. Simply type in your address below, select your address from the list presented, and then click the Get Started button.

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Absentee Requirements & Application

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Michigan Absentee Requirement

A voter is eligible to vote absentee in an election for any of the following reasons:

  • The voter is 60 years old or older.
  • The voter is unable to vote without assistance at the polls.
  • The voter expects to be out of town on Election Day.
  • The voter is in jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
  • The voter is unable to attend the polls for religious reasons.
  • The voter has been appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of his or her precinct of residence

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Registration Deadline & Requirements

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Michigan Registration Deadline

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day. If you miss the deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Election Day Registration in Michigan

If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. To register under these rules, Contact your Local Election Office with any questions.


Michigan Registration Requirements

To register in Michigan you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by the next election
  • be a resident of Michigan and at least a 30 day resident of your city or township by election day
  • not be confined in a jail after being convicted and sentenced Notice: Michigan law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver license purposes. Therefore, if the residence address you provide on this form differs from the address shown on a driver license or personal identification card issued by the State of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver license or personal identification card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If an address change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver license or personal identification card. Caution: If you register by mail, you must vote in person at your assigned precinct the first time you vote, unless you are:
    • disabled as defined by state law;
    • 60 years of age or older; or
    • temporarily residing overseas.

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Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as privilege and interest of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.
John Jay, 1745-1829 (First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)