MICHIGAN — With the end of early voting and Election Day tomorrow, it is important for voters to know their rights. Below are answers to commonly asked questions.
Who Can Register
You can register and vote in Michigan if:
You are a U.S. citizen;
You have been a resident of a city or township in Michigan for at least 30 days (or will be by Election Day);
You are at least 17.5 years old and will be 18 years old by Election Day; and,
You are not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison.
You can register to vote at any time!
You must be registered to vote in order to vote in Michigan. You can register at any time up to 8 p.m. on Election Day (November 8 for the general election), but it is better to register as soon as possible. The earlier you register, the more choices you will have for how to register.
When is Election Day?
The statewide general election is on November 8, 2022.
When are the polls open?
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time on Election Day. You have the right to vote if you are in line by 8 p.m.
What will be on the ballot?
If you are registered to vote, you can view your sample ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote by entering the required information.
Where do I vote on Election Day?
If you are already registered to vote where you live, you must vote at your assigned polling place. You can find your polling place:
Online at the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote by entering the required information;
On your Voter Identification Card;
By calling your city or township clerk; or,
By calling the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at the top of this page.
If you are not registered to vote where you live, you must visit your city or township clerk’s office with proof of residency by 8 p.m. on Election Day (August 2 for the primary and November 8 for the general election) to register to vote. Once you are registered, you can vote by absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or go to your polling place, if there is time to do so.
What if I’ve moved?
Update your voter registration whenever you move. If you did not update your registration, you can register to vote at your city or township clerk’s office with proof of residency until 8 p.m. on Election Day (August 2 for the primary and November 8 for the general election).
You can also vote at your old polling place one last time if:
• You moved within the same city or township; or,
• You moved to a different city or township after the 60th day before an election.
Can I get time off from work to vote?
Your employer isn’t required to give you paid or unpaid time off to vote. Ask if they have a policy that allows you to take time off. If not, vote before Election Day (August 2 for the primary and November 8 for the general election).
Questions? Need to Report a Problem?
Call or Text 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)