How to vote in Michigan on or before November 8, 2022

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Michigan’s general election is on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. You can vote absentee between now and 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!

Below you can find more information about who can vote in Michigan. You can vote even if you have a past conviction, are on parole or probation, or if you are in or out of jail waiting to be sentenced.

Click here for voting information in other languages. (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 to:

  • You can drop off your ballot, vote in-person before Election Day, or register to vote in-person up through Election Day at your local election clerk’s office.
  • Request and track your absentee ballot. Even if you’re on the permanent absentee voter list, you still need to request a ballot for each election. Ballots are getting mailed out now to those who request them. Since it’s after October 24, please drop off your absentee ballot in person rather than mailing it in — in case of mailing delays. It must be at your clerk’s office or in local ballot boxes by Election Day. Be sure to sign your absentee ballot return envelope so your vote is counted.
  • See your sample ballot. Even if you vote straight-ticket for a party, you will still need to mark your ballot for each initiative, as well as for local and judicial candidates. Please be sure to complete your entire ballot. You can find Rashida’s endorsements for candidates and ballot initiatives here.
  • If you plan to vote on Election Day itself, click here to find your polling place for Election Day. Note: You DO NOT need a photo ID to vote.You will be asked to show ID when you check in to vote on Election Day, but if you don’t have one, you can still vote — you’ll just have to fill out a simple form. Find more information about voting in-person here. On Tuesday, November 8th, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You have the right to vote if you are in line by 8 p.m.
  • And more!

If you experience any problems voting, or if you see any voter intimidation or barriers to voting, please call the Michigan Democratic Party Voter Assistance and Election Protection Hotline. You can call for assistance at any time.

  • For assistance in English, call call 833-MI-VOTES (833-648-6837)
  • 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 also find resources in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Bengali on

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 Michigan’s new 12th district, below are locations of ballot dropboxes from this August’s primary election. Call your local election clerk’s office to confirm where you can drop off your ballot for November’s general election.

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 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, 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.)