Ballot and Voting Information
What are the key dates leading up to Tuesday, May 7, 2024 election day?
Registering to vote:
- The last day for voters to register by mail is April 22, 2024
- Voters may register in person through May 7, 2024 (election day) with the required documentation
- Absentee voter ballots are available as early as March 23 until May 7, 2024 (election day)
- On or before Saturday, March 23, 2024 - Absent voter ballots must be available to be sent to voters serving in the military or living overseas
- Absentee voter ballots must be available by Thursday, March 28, 2024 to be sent to members of the general public
- Contact your local clerk with questions
Ballot Language Breakdown
How do I register to vote?
Visit Michigan.gov/vote to register to vote online. It is recommended by the Secretary of State to register by mail by April 22, 2024 to participate in the May 7, 2024 election. Individuals may also register in person at their local clerk’s office through May 7, 2024, with the required documentation. For assistance in obtaining the address of your local clerk, visit Michigan.gov/vote.
How do I obtain an absentee voter ballot?
Registered voters must complete and submit the application to receive their absentee voter ballot. To vote by mail, fill out the application and sign it, and then return it to your local clerk. For assistance in obtaining the address of your local clerk, visit Michigan.gov/vote. When filling out the application, if you check the box to be added to the permanent absentee voter list, you will get an application mailed to you before every election.
If you registered to vote after absentee voter ballot applications were mailed, applications may be obtained online at Michigan.gov/vote. Absentee voter ballots are available as early as March 23 through election day, May 7, 2024.
If I rent a house or apartment, can I vote?
Yes, if you rent a house or apartment, you can still vote. You must be a registered voter in the city or township you are living in and live within the school district’s boundaries.
Are owners of property in the school district eligible to vote if they do not reside in the school district?
Owners of property are only eligible to vote if they reside within the school district’s boundaries. To be eligible to register to vote you must be:
- A Michigan resident (at the time you register) and a resident of your city or township for at least 30 days (when you vote)
- A United States citizen
- At least 18 years of age (when you vote)
- Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison