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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.

Register To Vote


Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

A Circuit Court recently ruled that all mail ballots must be received by 8 pm on Election Day. If you still have a mail ballot, drop it off in person as soon as possible.

If you witness or experience any voter suppression or intimidation, call, 1-833-648-6837

Michigan Election Updates

Why Is This State Special

Michigan is the battleground state that Trump won by only 10,704 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 organizing work positions Michigan as one of the best opportunities to flip a state for Democrats in 2020.


Road to Win

Electoral College Votes


Delegates for the DNC


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Key Dates

Oct 30

Vote by Mail Ballot Request Deadline (by 5 PM)

Nov 2

In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline (4 PM)

Nov 3

Voter Registration Deadline (In-Person)

Nov 3

Election Day

What to know before you vote

  • How do I make sure I’m registered?

    Double-check your registration here.

  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! You can register in person up and through Election Day.

  • Can I still vote by mail?

    We’re past the recommended deadline from USPS for voters to send back their ballots to ensure they are delivered by Election Day. If you still have your mail ballot, drop it off in person. You can return your absentee ballot to your local clerk's office, or to one of the 700 ballot drop boxes. You must drop your ballot off only in the drop boxes in your jurisdiction. Find the drop box locations here:

    Dropoff Locations
  • How do I return my ballot and how do I make sure it’s counted?

    When filling out your ballot, double-check the instructions to make sure you fill out the ballot correctly. Check if your ballot requires using a pen with black or blue ink, a signature on the envelope, any witness requirements and postage, if necessary. We’re past the recommended deadline from USPS for voters to send back their ballots to ensure they are delivered by Election Day. If you still have your mail ballot, drop it off in person. Find your dropoff locations here:

    Dropoff Locations
  • Does my state require my ballot to be postmarked or delivered by Election Day?

    Your ballot must be received by 8 PM on Election Day. If you still have your mail ballot, drop it off in person as soon as possible.

  • Can I track my ballot?

    Yes, Michigan allows voters to track their ballots online. Track your ballot here:

    Track Your Ballot
  • What if I requested a vote by mail ballot but I decide I want to vote in person instead?

    If a voter has not returned his or her ballot, the voter can surrender the ballot or sign a statement stating that the ballot was lost or destroyed and vote at the polls. There is no option on Election Day to spoil an absentee ballot that has been received by the clerk. Do not vote in person and mail a ballot.

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  • What if I still haven't received my ballot?

    If you’ve requested your ballot, but you still haven’t received it at least 14 days before the election, check the status of your ballot online. If your ballot arrives before Election Day, you can drop it off in-person at your local clerk’s office, or at a drop-box location. Anyone who has requested — but not received — their absentee ballot may go vote in person on Election Day. You'll need to sign an affidavit confirming you never received an absentee ballot.

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  • Can I vote early in person?

    Michigan does not provide in-person early voting at polling places, but does allow absentee in-person voting. You can also go in person to the office of your municipal and township clerks and request an absentee ballot until 4 p.m. on the day before the election. Find the locations here:

    County Clerks
  • What if I’m voting in-person on Election Day?

    If you are voting on Election Day, wear a mask and keep an appropriate social distance from fellow voters. If you are in line before polls close, do not leave. You legally must be permitted to vote. If you witness any incidents of voter suppression, contact 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683). Find your polling place options here:

    Polling Places
  • Do I need an ID to vote in person?

    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. Remember to bring an acceptable form of photo identification to the polls on Election Day. Your photo ID does not need to have your address on it. Learn more about acceptable ID here:

    Voter ID
  • How do I find out where to go to vote?

    Right here!

    Make a Plan

Make a Plan

Whether you’re voting by mail or in person, what’s important is making a plan to do it as early as possible.


Use our voter guide to see who and what will be on the ballot when you vote. Your full ballot may not be available yet, but check back soon. All candidates and ballot measures will be live in all 50 states in October.

Races To Watch

  • House
  • Senate


  • If you run into any issues while voting, call 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683), a voter hotline is monitored 24/7/365 with voting experts who are ready to field questions pertaining to felon disenfranchisement, voter purging, poll worker misconduct, voter machines, accessibility, and more.

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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 Progress Michigan Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information that allows you to make informed decisions about races on your ballot, based on your values.

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