Protect Michigan’s Vote
Michigan has recently rolled out reforms to make voting more accessible, including same day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and the ability to request an absentee ballot completely online. These are all extremely encouraging, but there is still work to be done – the March primary in Michigan saw long lines and confusion, primarily in communities of color and areas with high concentrations of young voters. Additionally, absentee ballots are predominantly counted in person and cannot be opened until election day to be processed, resulting in delays receiving results.
We have our work cut out for us in Michigan, as voter turnout in the Great Lakes State has increased with each successive election since reforms began and the challenges we’ve seen already in the primary will likely be heightened.
KEY VOTING INFORMATION:
|Election Date (In-Person):||November 3rd|
|Voter Registration Deadline:||October 19th in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk.
October 20th - November 3rd with local clerk with proof of residency.
|Early Voting:||Michigan voters can vote before Election Day through a process called absentee in-person voting. The period for absentee in-person voting runs from Thursday, September 24, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
After Oct. 19, the Secretary of State's Office recommends registered voters request their absentee ballot in person at their local city or township clerk's office to avoid potential postal delays.
|Mail In Absentee Request Deadline:||Oct 30 at 5 pm, or in person at the county clerk office until Nov 2 at 4 pm.|
|Mail in Absentee Return Deadline:||November 3rd, 8:00 pm|