About VoteSafe MI
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Given that the COVID-19 virus may persist into the fall, VoteSafe MI is working to ensure that voting is safe for both the August and November elections.
We are a diverse coalition of partners and election experts asking for accessible, secure mail-in ballots and safe, in-person voting sites that ensure that Michiganders don’t have to put their health on the line to vote.
Nobody in Michigan should have to choose between their health and their right to vote. Our mission is to protect the health of every Michigan voter by expanding safe voting options for the 2020 elections. Our coalition of voting experts, elected officials, health care professionals, and community leaders are asking for accessible, secure mail-in ballots and safe, in-person voting sites.
We will also expand voter education around safe voting procedures and the new laws in place, so every Michigander knows the options available to them.
VoteSafe MI is led by Former Congressman Joe Schwarz (R) and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D).
Every American has the right to vote safely and securely.
Voting Information for MI
Michigan Secretary of State: Election Information
- Michigan Voter Information Center – Verify your Voter Registration, See your Sample Ballot, Track your Absentee Ballot.
- Michigan Voting FAQ – Find answers to commonly asked election and voting questions
- In Michigan, you can register to vote through Election Day. You can obtain an application in any of the following ways:
- Your local Secretary of State branch office
- Your local county, city, or township clerk’s office
- Offices of several state agencies, like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
- Military recruitment centers
- Voter registration drives
- Download the Voter Application at www.Michigan.gov/sos
- Register online at the Michigan Voter Information Center
- For the upcoming 2020 elections, all voters will receive an absentee ballot application by mail.
- This application can also be downloaded on the MI Secretary of State website.
- Your absentee ballot application must be submitted to your city clerk. For assistance in obtaining the address of your city or township clerk, see Michigan.gov/Vote
- For more information on voting absentee in Michigan please see the Secretary of State absentee voting information website.
- Since the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
- For more information on how the Secretary of State is making it safer for citizens to work as part of the election operation in the age of COVID, please visit the Michigan Democracy MVP Website which discusses the approach to safe voting and ballot counting.