How to vote in Michigan’s 2022 primary election on Tuesday, August 2nd

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To vote on Election Day, go to your polling place. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd and you have the right to vote if you are in line by 8 p.m.

If you experience any issues with voting, please call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).


Michigan’s primary elections are on August 2, 2022, but you can vote absentee before Election Day.

Vote early if possible—it’s never been so easy and convenient. Anyone in Michigan can apply for an absentee ballot, with no reason needed. You have a right to vote!

Do you live in Dearborn? Dearborn residents can request an Arabic-translated ballot from the city clerk now and on Election Day.

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at mi.gov/vote to:

If you have an absentee ballot, please drop it off at your city clerk or local ballot boxes. Do not mail it at this point, because it’s too close to Election Day.

Tips for filling out your ballot:


Check which new Michigan district you’re in, following the 2022 redistricting process.

Rashida is running for re-election in Michigan’s new 12th congressional district. About two-thirds of the current residents she now serves in Congress live in the new 12th district. Here are the district lines:

New 12th Congressional District in Michigan

If you live in the new 12th district, here’s a map of where you can drop off your ballot based on your city or township. Detroiters can drop off ballots at any box in Detroit. Feel free to zoom in on this list of locations with information:


You can find resources in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Bengali on https://www.michiganvoting.org.

You can call the Michigan Election Protection hotlines for assistance at any time:

  • For assistance in English, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
  • Para recibir ayuda en español, llama a 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) 
  • 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) :للمساعدة باللغة العربية، اتصل على 
  • ‬‬‬‬For assistance in Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Urdu or Vietnamese call 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)

You can register and vote in Michigan if:

  • You are a U.S. citizen.
       
  • You are a resident of a city or township in Michigan for at least 30 days (or will have been a resident for 30+ days by Election Day). You don’t have to be housed to vote! You can register to vote using a street corner, park, shelter or any other place where you usually stay as your address. You can also provide an address of an advocacy organization or someone who will accept mail for you.
       
  • You are at least 17.5 years old and will be 18 years old by Election Day.
       
  • You are NOT currently serving a sentence in jail or prison.
  • You CAN vote if you are:

In jail awaiting trial/sentencing (by absentee ballot)

Awaiting arraignment (the process of having a judge formally present charges against you)

Charged with a felony but not convicted

Newly released from jail or prison (including people with felony convictions)

On parole or probation (including people with felony convictions)

In the process of appealing a conviction

Note: You can register to vote online at mi.gov/vote between now and July 18. From July 19 – August 2, you’ll need to register in-person at your city/township clerk’s office (and you can find their address and hours at mi.gov/vote, as well).


What to bring if you go in-person to register to vote at your city/township clerk’s office:

Provide “proof of residency”: a document with your name and your current address in the city/township where you live. Paper or electronic copies of any of the following documents will work:

  • A Michigan driver’s license or state ID card
  • A utility bill
  • A bank statement
  • A paycheck
  • A government check
  • Any other government document

You don’t have to be housed to vote! You can register to vote using a street corner, park, shelter or any other place where you usually stay as your address. You can also provide an address of an advocacy organization or someone who will accept mail for you.


If you go in-person to vote at your city/township clerk’s office (which you can do right after registering in-person):

  • If English is your second language, you are allowed to bring someone to help translate for you and help you complete your ballot (anyone except your employer or union). 
  • If you are blind, disabled, or unable to read or write, you have the right to bring someone to assist you with voting (anyone except your employer or union).
  • You do NOT need a photo ID to vote. (But if you have it, bring it with you and provide it to the poll worker. Otherwise, you can sign a simple form and still vote.)