ELECTION REMINDER: Secretary Johnson urges voter registration ahead of August primary

Election Reminder from Secretary of State

Secretary Johnson urges voter registration ahead of August primary

Michigan votes website

A statewide primary election in advance of the Nov. 6 election will be held on Aug. 7. 

People who aren't registered to vote have until Monday, July 9 to register at any Secretary of State office, or at their county or local clerk's office.

Check your registration status at the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.Michigan.gov/vote.

You also can view your sample ballot  as well as find your polling location and track your absentee ballot.

A list of primary candidates can be found online.

How you can get an absentee ballot

Voters who qualify may choose to cast an absentee ballot. As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee ballot if you are:

  • Age 60 or older.
  • Physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
  • Expecting to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls will be open on Election Day.
  • In jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
  • Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons.
  • Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

Absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day. That means that you should mail 5 business days prior to the Election or contact your local clerk to find out how you can drop it off.  

Visit us online to find out more.

ExpressSOS.com allows voters to change address

Many Michigan residents who already are registered to vote can change their official state address, including their voter registration address, online at no cost. 

Visit ExpressSOS.com and follow the simple instructions.

Voter ID reminder

Voters will be asked to provide identification when they visit the polls on Election Day. 

They will be asked to present valid photo ID, such as a Michigan driver’s license or identification card. 

Anyone who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still may vote. The person will be required to sign a brief affidavit stating that he or she is not in possession of photo ID. The ballot will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.

Find out more.