Michigan residents can now apply for absentee ballots in the November 8 general election. Voters who choose to vote by mail are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid mailing delays.
“In each successful election held in Michigan over the past three years, voters have chosen a record number of absentee ballots to determine when and how to vote,” said Secretary of State Joslyn Benson. We’ve made it clear that we need a choice: “No matter which safe method you choose, whether you vote by mail, at your local drop box, or at the office, Michigans will know that their votes are counted.” I can be confident that my voice will be heard.”
All voters registered in Michigan are eligible to vote absentee. You can apply online at Michigan.gov/Vote or print an application from the site and mail, email, or hand-deliver it to your local clerk. Voters can find the clerk’s contact information at Michigan.gov/Vote.
Voters with disabilities can apply online for an electronic absentee ballot accessible at Michigan.gov/Vote or Michigan.gov/AccessibleBallot. Accessible ballots can be completed electronically, printed, and returned to the official.
Clerks will begin mailing absentee ballots by September 29. You can also vote early and in person at the Clerk’s Office on the same day.
Vote tracking tools on the Michigan.gov/Vote site allow voters to see when the Clerk receives an absentee ballot request, mails a ballot, and receives a voter-backed ballot. I can do it.
For more information about absentee ballots or to register to vote, visit Michigan.gov/Vote.