Voting FAQs

Voting FAQs


What you need to know to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election


Register to vote

  • Online: Go to before Oct. 19

  • Mail: Download an application at must be postmarked by Oct. 19

  • Visit your county, city or township clerk's office: anytime before Election Day


Check if you are registered to vote:


Get an absentee ballot

An application for an absentee ballot was mailed to every registered voter in Michigan. If you did not receive one or cannot find it, you may:     

  • Go online and fill out the form at before Oct. 30

  • Call your city or township clerk and ask that an application be mailed to you

    • Deadline to request is 5 p.m. Oct. 30

    • If already registered at your current address, the deadline to request is 4 p.m. Nov. 2

    • If you’re registering to vote or updating your address at your clerk’s office on Election Day, you can request an absentee voter ballot at the same time you register

  • Download an application at to return by mail or in person to your local clerk or township

When is the deadline for an absentee ballot?

  • Must be received by city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3

Check if your ballot was received:



  • The League of Women Voters’ Vote 411 project provides nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot issues.

Election Day, Nov. 3

Need help? 

  • More information from the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office at

  • Willard Library offers assistance with online voter registration and absentee ballot requests. Please ask a librarian for help.