State of Michigan Elections and Voting

Election Day is November 8, 2022

  • September 29              Voting early in person by absentee ballot begins at your clerk’s office
  • October 24                  Last day to register to vote online
  • October 24                  Deadline to return absentee ballots by mail to avoid potential for mailing delays
  • November 4                Last day to request an absentee ballot online or by mail
  • November 7                Last day to vote early in-person at your clerk’s office
  • November 8                Deadline to register to vote in person at your clerk’s office
  • November 8                Election Day


To be eligible to vote in Michigan, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 17.5 years old (18 years old when you vote)
  • A Michigan resident for at least 30 days
  • Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison


How to register to vote:

Eligible citizens can register to vote in person at their local clerk’s office up to and on Election Day anytime up to 8 p.m.


Voter ID Requirements

  • Driver’s license or personal ID card
  • Federal or state government-issued photo ID
  • S. passport
  • Military identification card with photo
  • Student identification with photo
  • Tribal identification card with photo

Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.


Absentee Voting

Any registered Michigan voter who is at least 18 years old and is not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison may apply for an absentee ballot without providing a reason.




Tribes in Michigan

Federally recognized tribes

  • Hannahville Indian Community
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana
  • Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan
  • Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
  • Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • Bay Mills Indian Community

State recognized tribes

  • Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians
  • Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians
  • Mackinac Bands of Chippewar and Ottawa Indians
  • Swan Creek Black River Confederated Ojibwa Tribes of Michigan

Native Vote Coordinators

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!

  • Cecilia Rose, Director, Native Justice Coalition, Mashkiziibi (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe/LaPointe Band of Ojibwe
  • Ashley Tuomi, American Indian Health and Family Services
  • Autumn Washington, State of Michigan
  • Nancy Griffin, The Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Teresa Butler, American Indian Health and Family Services
  • Jason Gatties, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Band of Indians

Major Party Contact Information

Chairperson, Lavora Barnes

Chairperson, Laura Cox

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