Register. Check your registration status, and get information on your polling location here. You can register any time up through Election Day, but it is best to register as soon as possible.
Decide how you want to vote. You can vote absentee or in person. Given the public health crisis, members of the U-M community are strongly encouraged to vote absentee.
If voting absentee:
- Request your ballot early: There are several ways to request a ballot. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot online before October 30. All registered voters in Michigan also received an absentee ballot application in the mail. Alternatively, you can request a ballot from your township or city clerk prior to election day. Michigan now offers accessible absent voter ballots, allowing for eligible voters to use accessible technology to vote their ballot independently. Accessible ballots can be requested by completing the online request form.
- Return your ballot early: Ballots can be returned by mail, or to your clerk’s office directly. Voters are encouraged to return absentee ballots as early as possible.
- Know where you vote. Find your polling location here.
- Decide when you will vote. Polls are open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. local time. You have the right to vote if you are in line by 8 p.m.
- Know what to expect at the polls. Find full details here.
- View your ballot ahead of time through the non-partisan online resource: Vote411 or on State of Michigan - voter information site.