VOTE AT HOME

You can vote before Election Day!

All registered voters in Michigan can now vote before Election Day using what’s called an absentee ballot. You don’t need an excuse or a reason. You can vote by absentee ballot through the mail, without leaving your home!  If you need to, registered voters can also go to your city or township clerk’s office.

How do I vote FROM HOME before Election Day?

Step 1: Request your ballot. Fill out an application for an absentee ballot, sign it using your official signature and submit it to your city or township clerk. You can submit your completed application by email, mail, fax, or in person. 

Step 2: Fill out your ballot. Look for your absentee ballot to arrive in the mail. Once it arrives, fill it out, place it in the envelope provided, and sign the outside of the envelope with your official signature..

 

Step 3: Turn in your ballot as soon as possible. Your completed absentee ballot must be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Since the mail can take some time, you should drop it in the mail as soon as possible. Starting a week before Election Day - July 28, 2020 for the August Primary Election and October 27, 2020 for the November General Election – it is better to drop it off at your city or township clerk’s office. 

Where can I get an application for an absentee ballot? 

An application for an absentee ballot was mailed to every registered voter in Michigan. The application can be used to obtain an absentee ballot for BOTH the August Primary Election and the November General Election. If you did not receive one or cannot find it, you can download an application from the Michigan Voter Information Center www.mi.gov/vote or call your city or township clerk and ask that an application be mailed to you. 

What is the deadline to vote FROM HOME before Election Day?

Your completed absentee ballot must be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day. 

Begin the process early by mailing in your application for an absentee ballot as soon as possible. Your application for the August Primary and November General Election can be submitted now. 

How do I vote IN PERSON before Election Day?

Step 1: Go to your city or township clerk’s office. 

Step 2: Fill out an application for an absentee ballot and submit it to the staff. 

Step 3: Fill out your ballot, place it in the envelope provided, sign the outside of the envelope with your official signature, and leave it with the staff. 

When can I vote IN PERSON before Election Day? 

You can go to your city or township clerk’s office to vote in the August Primary Election starting on June 25, 2020. If you are already registered to vote where you live, the deadline to vote an absentee ballot in your city or township clerk’s office for the August Primary Election is Monday August 3, 2020 at 4pm. If you are not registered to vote where you live, the deadline to register and vote at your city or township clerk’s office is 8 p.m. on August 4, 2020. 

You can go to your city or township clerk’s office to vote in the November General Election starting on September 24, 2020. If you are already registered to vote where you live, the deadline to vote at your city or township clerk’s office for the November General Election is Monday, November 2, 2020 at 4 p.m. If you are not registered to vote where you live, the deadline to register and vote at your city or township clerk’s office is 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020. 

Where is my city or township clerk’s office and when is it open?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote, click on the “My Clerk” tab, and enter your address to find information for your city or township clerk. Or call your city or township clerk’s office. Cit 

 

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