COUNTDOWN TO THE 2020 ELECTION
There's time left! Make a plan to register and vote
1) Register to Vote
2) Request an
3) Get Informed
Register to vote in person at your clerk's office by Nov. 3
Register to vote ONLINE or By Mail (postmarked) by Oct. 19
Research the candidates and study your ballot
Find your polling place and clerk's office
Request absentee ballot by mail:
- ASAP! Officially Fri. Oct 30, but by Oct 13
due to mail delays
Request absentee ballot in person by:
- November 2nd if you are already
registered to vote
- November 3rd if registering to vote
at the same time
Michigan offers in-person absentee voting. No excuse is needed. Absentee voting begins 40 days prior to election and ends the day before the election.
5 PM on the Friday before the election is the latest to request a ballot by mail, but an absentee ballot may be requested in person until 4 PM on the day before the election and must be submitted to the clerk’s office by 8 PM on Election Day.
You will be asked to show ID when you check in to vote. If you don’t have one, you can still vote.
If this happens, expect a poll worker to ask you to sign a form before you vote that explains you didn’t have an ID. Your ballot will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.
ID types you can use to check in are:
Michigan driver's license or state ID
Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
Federal or state government-issued photo identification
Military ID with photo
Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
Tribal identification card with photo