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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Michigan.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Scheduled Elections In Michigan

DateElection
August 7,2018 2018 August 7 Primary Election
November 6,2018 2018 November 6 Gubernatorial Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 August 7 Primary Election -- Date: August 7,2018
Deadlines
July 9, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Last day to register for August primary
August 4, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for the August primary by mail submit absent voter ballot applications By 2:00 p.m.
August 7, 2018 Emergency Absentee Voting Ends:Emergency absentee voting for August primary.
2018 November 6 Gubernatorial Election -- Date: November 6,2018
Deadlines
September 22, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens:Delivery of military and overseas AV ballots must begin for the November election by this date. All requests received since November 7, 2017 from a military or overseas voter must be honored for all 2018 elections.
October 9, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Last day to register for November general election.
November 3, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Electors who wish to receive an absent voter ballot for the November general election by mail submit absent voter ballot applications By 2:00 p.m
November 6, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - In Person:Emergency absentee voting for November general election Up to 4:00 p.m.

The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places

Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
168.720 Polls: times of opening and closing - On the day of any election, the polls shall be opened at 7 o'clock in the forenoon, and shall be continuously open until 8 o'clock in the afternoon and no longer. Every qualified elector present and in line at the polls at the hour prescribed for the closing thereof shall be allowed to vote.

Am I Eligible To Vote in Michigan?

To register to vote in the State of Michigan, an individual must meet the following qualifications
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.
  • Be at least 18 years old
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