Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 20, or Election Day registration if voting in-person

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon their release from incarceration.

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID is requested, if an ID is not shown a voter must sign an affidavit affirming their identity.

Absentee Voting: Mail-in ballots will be sent automatically to all registered voters for the primary and general elections. Any registered Michigan voter can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download the application online and must submit it to the city or township clerk by mail at least 4 days prior to the election, or in-person or by email at least 1 day prior. Download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Michigan ranks 13th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Michigan Congressional Delegation

Michigan State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Michigan had higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size