Michigan: Important dates and information for November 3 election

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Important dates to remember for Michigan voters

October 19: last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk
October 20 through 8 p.m. on November 3: In person registration with local clerk with proof of residency
November 3: Election Day - polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m.

Registering to vote

You can register online or in person through October 19. Click here to register to vote online

On October 20, you can register to vote in-person through 8 p.m. on November 3 at your local clerk with proof of residency. Click here to search for your local clerk


Absentee voting (by mail)

Any Michigan voter can request an absentee ballot. No reason must be given.

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to request an absentee ballot application, fill out an application online or get additional information about absentee ballots

Completed absentee ballots must be received by the township clerk by 8 p.m. on November 3 (Election Day). [Drop box locations]


Absentee voting/early voting (in person)

Michigan Voters can cast absentee ballots beginning 45 days prior to Election Day. 

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center for more information


Election day voting - November 3, 2020

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The Michigan Voter Information Center has information about your voter registration, your polling location, a sample ballot and other valuable information. 

Every Michigan voter must comply with the ID requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card. Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:

  • Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state.
  • Federal or state government-issued photo ID.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.

Click here for more information on the identification requirements

If you have issues voting, please call the Michigan Bureau of Elections at 800-292-5973.

See more election coverage from ABC57 News here.

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