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February 08, 2022
Michiganders in the four districts holding special elections March 1 have through Feb. 14 to register to vote online at or by mail (postmarked by Feb. 14). After this deadline, eligible citizens may still register in person at their city or township clerk’s office through Election Day. They can also apply for and return an absent voter ballot at the clerk’s office in the same trip.

“Citizens continue to have several options to vote and registering to vote is the first step in participating in our democracy,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “Clerks in districts holding special elections stand ready to serve the citizens of those communities.”

Special election primaries will be held March 1 for the following House districts:
Citizens already registered, can vote from home by requesting to have an absentee ballot mailed to them. They can make the request in person at their local clerk’s office or online at If voters choose to go to their local clerk’s office, they can fill out their ballot and return it in the same visit. Voters in districts holding special election primaries can also cast their ballots in person at their polling place on March 1. Polls will be open on from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The March 1 special election primary will determine the candidates to fill partial terms for the vacated seats in the respective districts, meaning those elected in the May 3 special general election will serve until Dec. 31, 2022. The seats to be filled will represent districts based on the district maps that have been in effect since the prior state redistricting took place after the 2010 census. Primaries and general elections for the next term, beginning Jan. 1, 2023, and based on the new district maps from the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, will be held in August and November of this year.

Voters can find more information, including a sample ballot and the location of their clerk’s office and polling place at
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Tracy Wimmer
Media Relations Director
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