Vote in person

Early In-Person Voting

Michigan voters have the right to cast a ballot early and in person at an early voting site before Election Day. Early voting will be available beginning with the presidential primary in 2024 and every statewide and federal election thereafter. Early voting allows a voter to cast a ballot before Election Day, in an experience similar to voting on Election Day. During the early voter period, voters are issued a ballot and can then insert their ballot directly into a tabulator at their early voting site.

Early voting will be available in all jurisdictions statewide and federal elections for 9 days beginning with the second Saturday before an election and ending on the Sunday before Election Day. Cities and townships may offer additional early voting beyond this period.

Learn more about Early In-Person Voting

You can also vote early with an absentee ballot at your local clerk's office during the 40 days before an upcoming election. Voters can now also take an absentee ballot to their early voting site or Election Day polling place and place that ballot into a tabulator themselves. On Election Day, registered voters who have not already voted early at an early voting site or returned an absent voter ballot must vote at their local polling place. Unregistered voters must go to their clerk's office to register and vote there or at their polling place. Use this page to learn more about voting in a polling place.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. You have the right to vote if you are in line by 8 p.m.

Where do I go to vote?

You can look up the locations of your clerk’s offices, your polling place, and your early voting sites in the voter information section of this website.

What should I expect?

Voting systems can vary from county to county, so learn about what to expect before you arrive at the polls.

View specific information about voting equipment in your county

View specific information about Hart, ES&S and Dominion voting systems

How to vote at your polling place

Voting in person

Do I need an ID?

You will be asked to show ID when you check in to vote. If you don’t have one, you can still vote.

If this happens, expect a poll worker to ask you to sign a form before you vote that explains you didn’t have an ID. Your ballot will be included with all others and counted.

ID types you can use to check in are:

  • Michigan driver's license or state ID (may be expired)
  • Driver's license or state ID issued by another state
  • Federal, state or local government-issued photo ID
  • U.S. passport
  • Military photo ID
  • Photo ID from an educational institution
  • Tribal photo ID

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