Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Michigan's 2020 primary election

Date & time

Mar 10, 2020, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT


At your polling location or by absentee ballot

Michigan will hold its Democratic and Republican presidential primary election on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan voters: To check your polling location and view your sample ballot, visit michigan.gov/vote.

Registering to vote

Don’t forget to register to vote! Students who are U.S. citizens are allowed to register at either their local addresses or their permanent addresses. It’s your choice. Depending on the state where you want to vote, you can either register online or by paper. Be sure to check if you are registered by going to http://bit.ly/uofmcheckreg.

In Michigan, the "easy" voter registration deadline is February 24, 2020. From February 25 through March 10, you can still register, but only at your city or township clerk's office with proof of residency.

To download a federal voter registration form and for more information on how to register to vote outside of Michigan, go to vote.gov.

Absentee voting

If you are already registered and do not want to vote in person, remember to request an absentee ballot. If you are registered to vote in Michigan, download an absentee ballot request form at https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8728-21037--,00.html. In Michigan, absentee ballot request forms must be received by your city or township clerk’s office by March 6, 2020 at 5 pm, although it is recommended that you send in your request by February 18, 2020. Michigan absentee ballots must be received by your local clerk's office by 8pm on March 10, 2020.

More information

For more information, including registering to vote, voter FAQs, and Michigan voter laws (absentee, identification, same-day registration, etc.), visit govote.umich.edu.