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Michigan

Population

9,986,857

Voting-Age Pop.

7,472,668

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 47 %
Trump 48 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 19, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    Yes
  • ID Required
    Yes

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

All registered voters in Michigan have the right to vote by mail.

Data source - michigan.gov

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  • No, residents of Michigan must register for an absent voter ballot for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

No, residents of Michigan must register for an absent voter ballot for the general election.

Request must be received by: Oct 30, 5pm Chevron Icon

  • Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5pm the Friday before the election.

Request must be received by: Oct 30, 5pm

Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5pm the Friday before the election.

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  • At this time, the Michigan secretary of state website doesn't show a date when the state will begin mailing absentee ballots.

    If you have further questions about voting by mail, please contact your local clerk.

When will I receive my ballot?

At this time, the Michigan secretary of state website doesn't show a date when the state will begin mailing absentee ballots.

If you have further questions about voting by mail, please contact your local clerk.

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  • Mail: Postmarked Nov 3, received Nov 17. Michigan state judge Cynthia Stephens ruled that absentee ballots postmarked before Election Day can be counted if they arrive two weeks after the polls close. 

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Mail: Postmarked Nov 3, received Nov 17. Michigan state judge Cynthia Stephens ruled that absentee ballots postmarked before Election Day can be counted if they arrive two weeks after the polls close. 

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  • You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.

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You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

Michigan offers in-person absentee voting.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

Yes

You can register at any time up to 8pm on Election Day at your city or township clerk’s office.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

By law, every Michigan voter must present picture identification at the polls, or sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. If you do not have a driver's license or other acceptable photo identification, you can get a state identification card at your local secretary of state branch office for $10.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - michigan.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Federal Government-issued Photo Identification

  • US Passport

  • Military ID

    With photo

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  • Michigan Driver's License or State-issued ID Card

  • Driver's License or Personal Identification Card

    Issued by another state

  • State Government-issued Photo Identification

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  • Student Identification

    With photo, from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning

  • Tribal Identification Card

    With photo