Michigan Primary Election Guide


The Michigan Democratic Presidential Primary Election is March 10.

NextGen Michigan is working to deliver Michigan’s 16 electoral votes to a Democratic president.

You can register to vote in Michigan up until 8 p.m. on Election Day. You cannot register to vote online after February 24, and will have to register in person instead. If you have a Michigan driver’s license or other state-issued ID, you can register to vote online here.

All registered Michigan voters may cast an absentee ballot with no excuse necessary. The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is March 6. Click here for information on absentee voting.

On Election Day, you will need to bring with you ONE of the following:

  • Michigan driver’s license or state-issued ID card
  • Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification
    U.S. passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification card with photo

If you do not bring ID with you, you can still vote! You will be asked to sign an affidavit in order to cast your ballot.

Have a question? Dial 1-866-OUR-VOTE to contact the election protection hotline.

Important Dates

In-person Absentee Voting: through March 9, 2020
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot be Mailed to You: March 6, 2020
Michigan Presidential Primary Election: March 10, 2020

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