Michigan election 2024: Key dates and deadlines
- Michigan residents will now vote in the presidential primary on Feb. 27.
- Residents in the 13th and 25th districts will vote to fill the vacancy in the state House of Representatives
- Michiganders will also vote to fill an open U.S. Senate seat
A special primary election this week for two open seats in the state’s House of Representatives kicks off Michigan’s 2024 election season.
The 13th and 25th District seats are vacant after former state Reps. Lori Stone, D-Warren, and Kevin Coleman, D-Westland, won mayoral elections in Warren and Westland in 2023.
Michigan voters will head to the polls again in February for the presidential primary, followed by the August primary and November general election. In addition to the president and local races, Michigan voters will elect a successor to the U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, all 13 members of the U.S. House, as well as all 110 members of the Michigan House of Representatives.
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Here are key dates to know in 2024:
Michigan statewide election dates in 2024
- Tuesday, Feb. 27: Michigan presidential primary
- Tuesday, Aug. 6: Michigan primary election
- Tuesday, Nov. 5: Michigan general election
Special and local election dates
- Tuesday, Jan. 30: primary election for 13th and 25th House Districts
- Tuesday, April 16: general election for 13th and 25th House Districts
- Tuesday, May 7: May local election day, jurisdictions TBD
Absentee ballot deadlines
- Friday, Feb. 23: deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
- Monday, Feb. 26: deadline to request an absentee ballot in-person
- Tuesday, Feb. 27: all ballots must be received or postmarked by midnight
- 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2: deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the August primary
- 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5: deadline to request an absentee ballot in person at the local clerk’s office
- 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1: deadline to request an absentee ballot online or by mail for the general election
- 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4.: deadline to request an absentee ballot in person at a local clerk’s office
How do I apply for an absentee ballot?
Absentee ballots for the presidential primary are now available. Residents can register online for an absentee voter ballot with a driver's license or state ID. Voters with disabilities may be able to apply for an accessible electronic absentee ballot.
When is the deadline to request an absentee ballot?
For the presidential primary, the deadline to request an absentee ballot online or by mail is Feb. 23. Residents can still request an absentee ballot in-person at a local clerk's office until Feb. 26.
For the August primary election, voters have until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 to request an absentee ballot online or through the mail.
For the November general election, the deadline to request an absentee ballot online or by mail is 5 p.m on Friday, Nov. 1.
Where can I register to vote?
Michigan residents can register to vote online or by mail by Feb. 12 for the presidential primary. Residents can also register to vote in-person at their local clerk's office until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
The deadline to register to vote online or by mail and be eligible to vote in the Tuesday, Aug. 6, primary is Monday, July 22.
Monday, Oct. 21 is the last day residents can register to vote online or by mail and be eligible to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, election.
What is the deadline to turn in my ballot?
All absentee ballots must be received by the local clerk by 8 p.m. on election day.
Early voting will begin Saturday, Feb. 17 for the presidential primary; Saturday, July 27 for the August primary; and Saturday, Oct. 26 for the November general election.
Early voting varies in each jurisdiction but residents have a mandatory 9 days to vote before the election, and possibly more. Check with your local county clerk for more details.
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