Voting in Michigan

Next ELection: Presidential Primary, March 10, 2020

Michigan voters can get all of their voter information at


Michigan voters can now register to vote and cast their absentee ballot leading up to and including Election Day! If you haven't registered to vote, it's not too late to participate in the Michigan Presidential Primary Election. Here's what you need to do:

Go in person to your city or township clerk’s office before 8 pm on Election Day and register to vote with a document showing proof of residency. The document must include your current address and can be in electronic form. You may show:

  • a Michigan driver’s license or state ID
  • proof of campus residency using GoWMU on your phone
  • a current utility bill
  • a bank statement
  • a paycheck
  • a government check
  • another government document

WeVote will be providing a FREE shuttle from the Bernhard Center to both the Kalamazoo and Oshtemo city clerk's offices on Tuesday, March 10th from 10am-6pm. 


Make your voting plan for Fall 2020

Are you eligible to vote?

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day. You may register to vote at age 17, provided you will be 18 on or before Election Day.
  • A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote. 

find out if you're registered to vote and where

Register to vote in Michigan

Students should consider where they will be on Election Day before choosing where to register to vote. You have to vote in the city where you are registered. If you can't get back to your hometown to vote, you have two choices: 1. Register to vote in Kalamazoo.  2. Submit an absentee ballot, which requires requesting the ballot by the deadline and returning it by the deadline. Those who choose to vote absentee should plan ahead and pay close attention to the deadlines.

You can now register to vote in Michigan online. Students can always register to vote in person at the Bernhard Center Information Desk.

Register to vote online


Request a Michigan absentee ballot

Those who choose to vote absentee should plan ahead and pay close attention to deadlines to ensure that their vote counts! You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot, but you can register and apply for an absent voter ballot at the same time. 

Learn more about voting absentee

Students who live out of state and wish to vote absentee need to get an absentee ballot from their home state