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
Warning: 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.
Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Sign and date where indicated.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Michigan early voting
Michigan voter ID
You must provide one of the following forms of photo ID when you vote:
Michigan drivers license
Michigan personal ID card
Drivers license or personal ID card issued by another state
Federal or state government-issued photo ID
Military photo ID
Student photo ID from a high school or accredited institution of higher education
Tribal photo ID
Another generally recognized picture ID cardIf you don’t have a picture ID card, you may sign a sworn statement to that effect.
Additionally, if you are a first time Michigan voter and registered to vote by mail, you may be required to show your Michigan ID, utility bill, or government document that shows your name and current address.
Sort of. Michigan allows voters to place themselves on a 'Permanent Absentee Voter List.' Once you're on list, you'll automatically receive an Absentee Voter Application before every election. You'll still need to return the absentee ballot application to your local clerk - and you'll still need to indicate a valid reason for applying for an absentee ballot - before they'll mail you an actual absentee ballot. If you think that you'll regularly need an absentee ballot, you should absolutely add yourself to this list. Contact your local clerk to learn more..Absentee Voter Application
No, Michigan does not allow in-person early voting.
You must include your Michigan driver's license number or your Michigan state ID card number on your voter registration form. If you don't have either of these numbers, you'll need to include a copy of your ID with your voter registration form. Acceptable forms of ID include: a COPY of a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and Michigan OR a copy of a paycheck, utility bill, bank statement or government document that shows your name and Michigan address.NOTE: All Michigan voters must show photo ID when voting at the polls. It's best to show your Michigan driver's license or Michigan non-drivers ID card. If you don't have either of those documents, you can show a driver's license or personal ID card from another state, a US passport, a military ID, a student ID, or a tribal ID card. Your ID does not need to show your Michigan address.
No. You can't vote by absentee ballot in Michigan at all if you haven't already met the various voter ID requirements, so only properly identied voters can vote by absentee ballot.
First-time voters who register by mail must vote in person the first time they vote. You can get around this restriction by requesting your absentee ballot in person from your local clerk and showing your ID at that time. This restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are handicapped or voters who are 60 years of age or older.
You can apply for an Emergency Absentee Ballot if you have become physically disabled or if a family death or illness requires you to leave your community for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
Requests for Emergency Absentee Ballots must be submitted after the deadline for applying for a regular absentee ballot but before 4 p.m. on election day.