This is your one-stop shop for all the information you need to exercise your right to vote in federal, state, and local elections. Make your voice heard and stand up for your community by casting your ballot each election. When Warriors vote, we are Warrior Strong.
Check your registration status, find your polling location, contact your local clerk, and view your sample ballot here.
If you have a valid Michigan Driver's License or State ID, you can now register to vote online instead of printing out and mailing the form.
If you do not have a valid Michigan Driver's License or State ID, you can print out and complete a Voter Registration application. You can turn it in at either your local clerk's office or any Secretary of State branch office.
Whenever you move, you can update your voter registration using either of the above options.
Print out and complete an Absentee Ballot application if you will not be able to vote in-person. You can turn it in at your local clerk's office.
You can check the box to be added to the Permanent Absentee Voter List in your local municipality. If you choose to do so, you will be sent an Absentee Ballot application in advance of each election, rather than having to request it yourself each time. If you are added to that list, you will not be required to vote absentee; you can always discard the Absentee Ballot application that was sent to you and vote in-person instead.
Important voting information
- Polls are open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but if you are in line to vote by 8 p.m. you must be allowed to vote
- Students who live on campus can register to vote at either their on-campus address or their home address
- When you move, you need to update your address to be given your new polling location
- In a Primary Election, you cannot cross party lines on your ballot or your vote will be invalidated
- When voting in-person, you must either provide a photo I.D. or sign an Affidavit stating that you don't have one. Acceptable forms of I.D. include:
- Driver's license or personal ID card issued by another state
- Federal or state government-issued photo ID
- U.S. passport
- Military identification card with photo
- Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
- Tribal identification card with photo
Voting on campus
Living on campus? We now have an on-campus polling location at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. Register to vote at your on-campus address to vote on campus.
Canadian? You can register to vote online.
Wayne State voter registration and turnout rates
Interested in finding out more about our voter registration and turnout rates? Check out the following NSLVE reports for Wayne State University:
Wayne State awards and achievements
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is a national awards program that recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to increasing student voting rates. For our work in the 2016 Election, we were recognized as a Silver Seal Campus with voter participation rates between 60% and 69%.
For our work in the 2018 Election, we were recognized as a Platinum Seal Campus with voter participation rates over 50%. This puts us among the universities with the highest voting rates in the United States. This is what happens when Warriors Vote!