Go Vote. Go Blue. Here, we've gathered election and voting resources for the Ford School community.
Register to vote

Vote early or on election day

In our community dedicated to the public good, we believe that participating in democracy is an irreplaceable way to strengthen it. We welcome everyone in our community into that work, and we strongly encourage all eligible citizens to vote in the upcoming election, and in all elections.

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Michigan voter checklist and overview

Voting in a state other than Michigan? Keep scrolling for resources on getting registered and involved.

Voting in Ann Arbor

If you're voting in Ann Arbor, the easiest thing to do is to go to the Ann Arbor City Clerk's office, where you can register, request a ballot, fill it out, and submit it all at the same time. See election events listed above for information about Ann Arbor City Clerk satellite offices at UMMA and the Duderstadt Gallery.


You can register to vote in Michigan up to and including election day in person at your local clerk's office with proof of residency. See election events listed above for registration deadlines.

Absentee voting

Requesting your ballot from your local clerk

If you're requesting an absentee/mail-in ballot, do it as soon as you can. You can request one online with a Michigan driver's license, or fill out a form and email it back to your local clerk. If you're mailing in the request, be sure it will be received by the deadline for that election—it is best to request your ballot as early as possible. You can request an absentee ballot in person at your local clerk's office 4:00pm the day before the election. See election events listed above for specific absentee ballot request deadlines.

Returning your absentee ballot

Return your absentee ballot as soon as possible. The easiest thing to do is to drop it off with your local clerk or in an official ballot drop box by 8:00 pm on election day. If you're mailing it in, the Michigan Secretary of State strongly recommends mailing your ballot at least two weeks ahead, and it must be postmarked by the day before the election. See election events listed above for specific absentee ballot return deadlines.

In person at your polling place

The polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm for all Michigan elections. Find your polling location → 

Step 1: Check your registration and/or register to vote


Check your voter registration

Planning to vote, but not sure if you're actually registered? Or where you're registered? Find out now so that you can make any necessary registration updates prior to election day.
Read more about "Check your voter registration"

Register to vote in Michigan

Students may register to vote from their "home" address or their campus address. Michigan offers online voter registration and no-reason absentee voting.
Read more about "Register to vote in Michigan"

Register to vote in other states

Planning to vote in another state? TurboVote and the University of Michigan can help you get registered wherever you call home.
Read more about "Register to vote in other states"

Step 2: Vote

Absentee / mail voting

Request, complete, and return your Michigan absentee ballot

Learn about voting from home and track the lifecycle of your absentee ballot through the Michigan Voter Information Center.
Read more about "Request, complete, and return your Michigan absentee ballot"
Ann Arbor

Satellite Clerk's Office at UMMA and Duderstadt

At Ann Arbor City Clerk satellite offices, you can register, update your address, request a ballot, vote early, and talk to a real person about voting and registering to vote.
Read more about "Satellite Clerk's Office at UMMA and Duderstadt"
Going to the polls

Voting in person on election day

Polls in Michigan will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on election day. At high-density, high-volume locations, consider wearing a mask and maintaining social distance when possible.
Read more about "Voting in person on election day"

International students

International students, while ineligible to vote in U.S. elections, so enrich our community and contribute to democracy here and abroad. We welcome all our students in efforts to register voters, educate themselves and others on election topics, and advocate for issues that are important to them.


Vote-themed Zoom virtual backgrounds

Promote the vote on your Zoom calls. Remind others to cast their ballots and share that you've voted with one (or all!) of our limited-edition, Ford School-branded Zoom virtual backgrounds.

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