Making Democracy Work

Your Rights as a Voter

Your rights as a Voter

As a Michigan voter, you have the right to:
  • Be treated with courtesy and respect by the election workers.
  • Vote in private, free from interference or intimidation.
  • Review a sample ballot before voting.
  • Review a summary of the state and federal laws which govern voting.
  • Ask for and receive help from the election workers if you are unsure about anything related to casting a ballot.
  • Obtain a replacement ballot if you make a mistake when voting.
  • Obtain an absentee ballot if you are qualified to vote absentee.
  • Vote a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the registration list and you assert, under oath, that

1) you registered to vote by the registration deadline and
2) you are a resident of the city or township where you are offering to vote.

  • Have your minor child (under age 18) accompany you in the voting station while you vote.
  • Obtain a ballot if in line when the polls close at 8 p.m.
  • Report illegal or fraudulent activity to the local clerk or the Michigan Department of State's Bureau of Elections.

Learn more at the Michigan Voter Information Center