How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Michigan

Michigan has open primaries

Michiganders do not declare a party when registering, but must request a Democratic ballot to vote for Bernie

Register By

February 8 (Monday)

Get registered to vote by: February 8, 2016

Primary On

March 8 (Tuesday)

Michigan Primary: March 8, 2016

Michigan Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Michigan has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Michigan does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Get registered to vote now!

You must be registered by February 8, 2016.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Find your local polling place here and go vote on March 8th.

You must request a Democratic primary ballot to vote for Bernie.

Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

Bring a photo ID if you have one!

All Michigan voters must provide a photo ID at the polls, or sign an affidavit attesting that they do not possess a photo ID.

Acceptable Photo IDs:

  • a valid driver’s license
  • a federal or state-issued photo ID
  • a U.S. passport
  • a military photo ID
  • a high school or college photo ID
  • or a tribal photo ID

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Michigan you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/Michigan4Sanders

Will you help Bernie win?

"I've said it since day one: I can't do it alone." - Bernie Sanders

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots support like you! There are many opportunities to help out Bernie's campaign right now, and if you want more, sign up as a volunteer with the official campaign.

Many of us don't have much time for volunteer work, and if you're not able to volunteer but still want Bernie to win:

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Phone Bank for Bernie

Phonebanking is the single most important thing you can do for the campaign besides voting. Primaries are here, and we need to be calling people and letting them know about how to vote in their state. Don't be scared! I hear from many people that it's daunting to call strangers on the phone, but you will have a script to read and the typical call length is very short.

Start Phonebanking for Bernie!

Attend or host a local event

Phone Banking, Canvassing, Voter Registration Drives, Carpools -- these are just a few of the volunteer-hosted events popping up around the nation in support of Bernie Sanders, and some probably in your city!

Find a local event to attend

If you can't find any events nearby, you should host your own — I've done it several times and it's been a great experience meeting local Bernie supporters!