VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

When is Election Day?

Some communities will have a primary election on August 3, 2021, and some communities will have a general election on November 2, 2021.

Learn more about upcoming elections in your community by going to the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote and entering the required information. Alternatively, you can call your city or township clerk’s office and ask for this information.

When are the polls open?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time on Election Day (August 3rd for the primary and November 2nd for the general election). You have the right to vote if you are in line by 8 p.m.

What will be on the ballot?

If you are registered to vote, you can view your sample ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote by entering the required information.

 

Where do I vote on Election Day?

If you are already registered to vote where you live, you must vote at your assigned polling place. You can find your polling place: 

  • Online at the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote by entering the required information;

  • On your Voter Identification Card;

  • By calling your city or township clerk; or, 

  • By calling the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at the top of this page.

If you are not registered to vote where you live, you must visit your city or township clerk’s office with proof of residency by 8 p.m. on Election Day (August 3rd for the primary and November 2nd for the general election) to register to vote. Once you are registered, you can vote by absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or go to your polling place, if there is time to do so.

What if I’ve moved? 

Update your voter registration whenever you move. If you did not update your registration, you can register to vote at your city or township clerk’s office with proof of residency until 8 p.m. on Election Day (August 3rd for the primary and November 2nd for the general election).

You can also vote at your old polling place one last time if:

  • You moved within the same city or township; or, 

  • You moved to a different city or township after the 60th day before an election.

Can I get time off from work to vote?

Your employer isn’t required to give you paid or unpaid time off to vote. Ask if they have a policy that allows you to take time off. If not, vote before Election Day (August 3rd for the primary and November 2nd for the general election).