Election Day information for Michigan Voters


School districts and communities in 71 counties will hold elections Nov. 2. Check this by county list to see if yours is one of them.

In Berrien County, Benton Harbor and St. Joseph are holding city elections. In Cass County, there are decisions for Constantine Public Schools and the City of Dowagiac… and in St. Joseph County, Constantine Public Schools, Nottawa Township and Three Rivers are have elections.

If you’re already registered at your current address, you can request an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk’s office anytime up to 4 o’clock, Monday afternoon.

The polls will be open statewide from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Check your registration status at the Michigan Voter Information Center at Michigan.gov/Vote.

vote buttonThe Secretary of State encourages voters who already have a ballot at home to fill it out and sign the back of the envelope. Voters should deliver it to their local clerk’s secure ballot drop box if they have one, or to the clerk’s office if possible, to avoid possible U.S. Postal Service delays.

In-person voting will be available in every jurisdiction for voters who choose to do so.


Voting and returning an absentee ballot

You have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to complete your ballot and return it to the clerk’s office or drop box. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the outside of the return envelope and matches your signature on file.

If you’re already registered at your current address, you can request an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk’s office anytime up to 4 p.m. on the day prior to the election (Nov. 1).

In-person voting

Beginning 40 days prior to Election Day, voters have the option of voting early using an absentee ballot in their clerk’s office until 4 p.m. on the day before the election.

Polling places will be open in every jurisdiction on Election Day for voters who want to vote in person. Voters are not required to wear a mask while at the polls.

Each polling location will have at least one voting station adapted to allow a person to vote while seated. In addition, all voters, including voters with disabilities, have access to a Voter Assist Terminal in all polling places. The Voter Assist Terminal helps the voter mark a ballot. It will mark the ballot with the voter’s choices but does not tally the votes. Once the ballot is marked, it is counted in exactly the same fashion as all other ballots.

You can register to vote through Election Day

Citizens who are not yet registered to vote but who wish to do so in the Nov. 2 election may do so at the office of their local clerk up until 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can find your clerk’s information at Michigan.gov/Vote.

Proof of residency must be provided if registering within two weeks of an election. Acceptable documents include a driver’s license, state ID card, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document. Documents must have name and current address. Digital copies are acceptable


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