Over 1.5 Million Michigan Voters Have Requested Absentee Ballots

Over 1.5 million Michiganders have requested absentee ballots, according to the Michigan Department of State. They say this surpasses the 1.16 million absentee ballots cast in the 2018 general election.

Every registered Michigan voter has the right to vote an absentee ballot. You can submit your application for one by mail, online or in person at your local clerk’s office. Once you submit your application, you can track the mailing status of the ballot here.

If you have already received your absentee ballot then you should complete it, sign the envelope and either mail it to your clerk’s office or hand-deliver it to the clerk’s office or ballot drop box. All absentee ballots must be received by your local clerk’s office by 8 p.m. Nov. 8 to be counted.

If you need to find your local clerk’s office and drop box locations, click here. You can also register to vote or update your registration through Oct. 24.

You can register to vote up to and on Election Day in person at their local clerk’s office, and you can also request and submit an absentee ballot in the same visit.

Voting in person takes place Nov. 8 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. You can find your polling place location here.