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Michigan is one of the six battleground states that will be most important to delivering the White House, Senate, and wins up and down the ballot on November 3. Here’s how you can help.

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About This State

Michigan! You’re one of the states that will decide who gets to be president. You also have an extremely important Senate race this year, and you're shaped like a mitten. The trifecta! All important reasons to get to the polls in one of the many great cars you're known to produce. Here's all the info you need to vote this year.

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Why Is This State Special

Michigan is the battleground state that Trump won by only 11,612 votes, the smallest margin in 2016. After the 2016 loss, organizers stepped up their efforts, delivering significant 2018 victories, like winning the governorship and seven other Republican seats. This strong organizing work positions Michigan as one of the strongest opportunities to flip a state for Democrats in 2020.


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Key Dates

Jul 31

Primary Election Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Aug 4

State Election Primary Date

Oct 19

General Election Registration Deadline (Mail/Online)

Oct 30

General Election Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 3

General Election

Michigan Voter Guide

  • How do I register to vote?

    We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register here
  • Can I register at the voting booth?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit.

    Register here
  • This is my home state, but I won't be home for this election. Can I still vote here?

    Yes, in fact Michigan just passed a law that lets you request an absentee ballot no matter where you are! Your deadline to request a ballot to vote in the general election is 10/30. Request your ballot below.

    Request here
  • Can I vote without leaving my house?

    Yes, if you request an absentee ballot! All registered voters can do so without providing a reason, thanks to a law that passed in 2018. Your deadline to request a ballot to vote in your primary is 10/30. Request one below.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Unless you request an absentee ballot to vote by mail, no. So make a plan for November 3, and as we like to say here in the nicest possible way, don't fuck it up.

    Get the details
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A current driver's license, or state/federal government ID, a U.S. passport, a military ID, a student ID card, a tribal ID all work. But if you don’t bring or have an acceptable ID, you can still vote by signing an affidavit on Election Day.

    Get the details from VoteRiders below.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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The safest way to vote this November? From home. Check the latest absentee rules for your state here, then request your ballot today.