Photo of US flag.Vote Tuesday, November 8

Polls in Michigan are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Information for voting in Michigan is provided as a service to the Western Michigan University community and the public. Complete voter information is available online from the Michigan Secretary of State.

What you need to do before going to the polls Election Day

Requesting a Michigan absentee ballot

  • Get information on eligibility, read instructions and find a printable absentee ballot request online.
  • You cannot vote absentee by mail in your first election in Michigan unless you registered to vote in person at your clerk’s office. You may, however, complete an absentee ballot request and deliver it in person to your clerk's office any time before the election.

More voter information

Read more about voting in Michigan and or a short look back at the expansion of the right to vote in the United States.