COVID-19 Advisory: Michigan has mailed absentee ballot applications to all registered voters for the August primary, and will also do so for the November general election. All new registrants will also receive absentee ballots applications.
Who is eligible to request an absent voter ballot and vote by mail?
Any eligible and registered Michigan voter may apply for an absent voter ballot. No excuse is required. You can request an absent voter ballot at the same time you register. Once your request is received by the local clerk, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued.
Do you need to submit ID with your absent voter ballot request?
No. Unless you are a first-time voter – see Voter Registration section above.
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match your voter registration signature.
Last update: April 15, 2020