Key dates, deadlines for voting in 2022 Michigan General Election on Nov. 8

BELOIT, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 03: Stickers ready to be passed out to residents after they vote at the Beloit Public Library on November 03, 2020 in Beloit, Wisconsin. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) (Scott Olson, 2020 Getty Images)

The 2022 Michigan General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8 -- here are the key dates you need to know about voting.

Key dates for Nov. 8 election in Michigan

  • Sept. 29: Clerks will begin mailing out absent voter ballots by Sept. 29. Voting early in person by absentee ballot begins at your city or township clerk’s office
  • Oct. 24: Last day to register to vote online
  • Oct. 24: Return absentee ballot by mail to avoid potential for mailing delays
  • Nov. 4: Last day to request an absentee ballot online or by mail (by 5 p.m.) -- To avoid mailing delays, it is strongly recommended to request an absentee ballot no later than Monday, October 17
  • Nov. 7: Vote early by absentee ballot at your city or township clerk’s office through 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 8: Register to vote in person at your city or township clerk’s office until 8 p.m. (Eligible residents must provide official proof of residency if registering to vote between October 9 and November 8)
  • Nov. 8: Return absentee ballot to your designated drop box or local clerk’s office by hand by 8 p.m.

All voters registered in Michigan are eligible to vote absentee. They can apply online at or print an application form from the site and mail, email or hand deliver it to their local clerk. Voters can find their clerk’s contact information at

Voters with disabilities may apply online for an accessible electronic absent voter ballot at or The accessible ballot can be completed electronically, printed and returned to their clerk.

For more information on absentee voting, or to register to vote, go

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