VOTE BEFORE ELECTION DAY

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 before Election Day from home, or by going to your city or township clerk’s office.

How do I vote FROM HOME before Election Day?

Step 1: Request an absentee ballot. There are a few ways to do this:

Step 2: Complete the application, sign it using your official signature and submit it to your city or township clerk. You can submit your application by mail, fax, email or in person. Make sure your signature is visible.

 

Step 3: Keep an eye out for your absentee ballot to arrive in the mail. You can track your application and ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center www.mi.gov/vote.

 

Step 4: Fill out your ballot, place it in the envelope provided, and sign the outside of the envelope using your official signature.    

 

Step 5: Turn in your ballot.

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 March 10, 2020.

Begin the process early by mailing in your application for an absentee ballot as soon as possible. Your application for the Presidential Primary can be submitted after December 26, 2019.

How do I vote IN PERSON before Election Day?

Step 1: Go to your city or township clerk’s office after January 25, 2020.

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. 

What is the deadline to vote IN PERSON before Election Day?

If you are already registered to vote where you live, the deadline is Monday, March 9, 2020, at 4 p.m. at your city or township clerk’s office.

 

If you are not registered to vote where you live, you must visit your city or township clerk’s office with proof of residency by 8 p.m. on March 10, 2020 to register and vote. 

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

Your city or township clerk’s office must be open during their normal hours and at least 8 hours over the weekend of March 7-8, 2020, for voting before Election Day. The dates and times will vary by clerk. Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote and enter your address to
find your city or township clerk’s address and hours.

 

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For more information please contact info@michiganvoting.org