How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Michigan

Register By

February 24 (Monday)

Same-Day Registration Michigan has Same-Day Registration on March 10

Primary On

March 10 (Tuesday)

Michigan Primary: Tue, March 10 (21 days away)

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

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Michigan and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

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!

Get registered to vote now!

Michigan has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the primaries on Tue, March 10 (21 days away)

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

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 7:00AM – 8:00PM
Find your polling place here: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

You can still register in person with your county clerk from 2/25/2020 up until march 10, 2020.

Check out the official Michigan 2020 Election Calendar: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Pres_Prim_Date_2020_08022019_662286_7.pdf

Id Requirement

By law, every Michigan voter must present picture identification at the polls, or sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.

More info here: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716-178123–,00.html

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Michigan! Michiganders can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 10 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Michigan begins January 25 and ends on March 10.

More info on absentee voting and ballots can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716-21037–,00.html

Election Day registrants with proof of residency may obtain and
vote an absent voter ballot in person in the clerk’s office or vote in
person in the proper precinct. Up to 8:00 p.m., March 10, 2020

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.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Michigan

Michigan has 147 delegates

  • 82 district
  • 27 at large
  • 16 Pledged PLEOs
  • 22 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Sen. Gary C. Peters, Rep. Justin Amash, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Daniel Kildee, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Rep. Andy Levin, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Rep. Haley Stevens, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Lavora R. Barnes, Scott Benson, Michelle Deatrick, Shauna Ryder Diggs, Cindy Estrada, Barry J. Goodman, Paula Herbart, Mark LaChey, Daryl Newman, Virgie M. Rollins, Alexis Wiley

Important dates:

Primary: March 10, 2020

Filing deadline to become a District Delegate: April 16, 2020

Filing deadline to become an At Large or PLEO Delegate: May 15, 2020

District Conventions: May 15, 2020

State Central Committee Meeting: June 13, 2020

Michigan Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (82) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support for Bernie by April 16, 2020 with the Michigan Democratic Party, 606 Townsend, Lansing, MI 48933, email or the party website.
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the 11:00 am May 16, 2020 caucus in your congressional district. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend and vote for the District Delegate candidates that filed by April 16, 2020.

At Large Delegates (27) At Large Alternate Delegates (10)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support for Bernie by May 15, 2020 with the Michigan Democratic Party, 606 Townsend, Lansing, MI 48933, email or the party website.
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by the State Central Committee (some members are elected at the Congressional district conventions) at a meeting on June 13, 2020.

PLEO Delegates (16)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support for Bernie by May 15, 2020 with the Michigan Democratic Party, 606 Townsend, Lansing, MI 48933, email or the party website.
  • PLEO delegates are elected by the State Central Committee (some members are elected at the Congressional district conventions) at a meeting on June 13, 2020.

Standing Committee (15) and Delegation Chair

15 Standing Committee members (5 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Michigan’s National Convention Delegates on May 17, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (4)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on June 13, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Michigan Democratic Party.

More Information

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

Join the GOTV Squad

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