Vote in the Michigan Primary Election – August 2, 2022


What elections are there in Michigan? What am I voting for?

Michigan will hold a Democratic Primary on August 2 for US Representatives as well as Governor and your State House Representatives. The winners of these Democratic primary races will go up against the Republicans in the November 8, 2022 General Election.

All Michigan overseas voters can vote in these crucial races.

Gretchen Whitmer is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary for Governor, but she’s going to face a tough race against the Republican nominee in November. A big turnout in the Primary will help galvanize support for the November General election.

And please vote your full ballot, Michigan state elections are hugely important! State government is responsible for voting and state policies regarding climate change, abortion and reproductive rights, education, healthcare, net neutrality, student loans, and more that affect us no matter where we go around the world.

Democrats have an excellent chance to take control of one or both houses in the Michigan State Legislature in November. We only need to flip 3 seats in the House and 4 seats in the Senate.

Want to join the Democrats Abroad Michigan State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Michigan, write to: [email protected]

1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot. And your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, so send the form in now and ensure your ballot for the August 2th Primary and for the November 8th General election.

Go to and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Michigan by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

  • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in the August 2 Democratic Primary. Your FPCA must be received by July 30, at 2pm Michigan time.

  • If you are NOT registered to vote, your FPCA must be received by August 2.

2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away

Ballots will start going out on June 18, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back away. You must return your ballot by mail. Your voted ballot must be received in Michigan by August 2.

3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using

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Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at:; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

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Want to join the Democrats Abroad Michigan State Team? 
Write to:  [email protected]