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:
- If you have a Michigan driver’s license or state ID, you can register to vote or update your registration online, today!
- Alternatively, if you want to register to vote or update your registration by mail, you may do so with a printable application form.
- A third option is to register in person at your clerk’s office.
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.
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.
- Guide for Voter Registration Drives in Michigan
- Native American Voting Rights (NAVRA)
- A Tribal Leaders Guide to Prepare for the Next Election
- Addressing: A Guide for Tribes
- Native Language Speakers Have Voting Rights!
- Examples of Voter Discrimination and Suppression in Indian Country
- Native Americans Depend on Ballot Collection
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