Voting Options

Elections to be held in 73 counties on Nov. 7

Jurisdictions in 73 Michigan counties will hold elections on Nov. 7. Check this by county list to see if your community is one of them.

  • Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Check your registration status at the Michigan Voter Information Center at
  • In-person voting will be available in every jurisdiction on Nov. 7 for voters who choose to do so.
  • The Secretary of State encourages voters who already have an absentee ballot at home to fill it out and sign the back of the envelope. Voters should deliver it to their city or township clerk's secure ballot drop box or to the clerk's office, if possible, to avoid any U.S. Postal Service delays.
  • All city and township clerks are offering office hours this weekend, Nov. 4 and/or 5. Visit to find your clerk's location and hours.

Early voting

Several jurisdictions are piloting early voting this election and are providing polling place hours today and this weekend. Check this list to see if your community is included and to find the location, which may differ from your normal voting site. Beginning in 2024, in all statewide and federal elections, every voter in Michigan will have the option of early voting, which is similar to voting on Election Day.

Learn more about this new voting convenience that voters passed as a constitutional amendment in last November's election at

absentee envelopesVoting and returning an absentee ballot

You have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to complete your absentee ballot and return it to the clerk's office or drop box. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the outside of the return envelope and matches your signature on file.

If you're already registered at your current address, you can request an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk's office anytime up to 4 p.m. on the day prior to the election (Nov. 6).

Voter Registration

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a resident of Michigan, and of the city/township you’re registering in.
  • Be at least 18 years old by the next election date.
  • Register to vote for Federal, State, and Local elections at the Inkster City Clerk’s Office

located at 26215 Trowbridge or any Michigan Secretary of State Branch Offices.

  • Michigan Supreme Court ruled that all voters must have Michigan Identification to vote.



If you are interested in serving as an election Chairperson or an Election Inspector, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (313) 563-9770.


Contact the City Clerk’s office for election cycle dates and filing deadlines.

We encourage all residents to vote either at your polling location or by absentee ballots.

For further information on absentee voting visit the Michigan Secretary of State's website at:, call the City Clerk’s office at (313) 563-9770, or, email your questions to


Voter Registration Information

Michigan Election Law states that you must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by election day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also be a resident of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register.

To register, contact or visit the City Clerk's Office or visit any Secretary of State Office.

Click HERE to see your District Sample Ballot

Election Updates

View the Detroit Free Press article on "Inkster councilman chosen to succeed late lawmaker."