The November General Election will have a record number of voters during this election. Here are things you need to know about the November 3, 2020 election. For additional election information please go to the Michigan Secretary of State's website here.
When is Election Day?
From now until Election Day on November 3, 2020, at 8 pm is Election Day. To avoid long lines on Election Day, we recommend you vote early. For more information on early voting, click here.
Can you still register to vote?
Yes! Since the online voter registration period has ended, you can register to vote at your clerk's office until November 3, 2020, at 8 pm. Your home address determines your clerk's office. To find your clerk's office, click here.
Can citizens in jail or prison vote? Can returning citizens vote?
Yes, citizens who are awaiting trial or sentencing can vote. People who are currently serving a sentence in jail or prison cannot vote. People who have served their sentences can vote. For more information on returning citizens voting rights, click here.
Who and what is on the ballot this year?
To find out who and what's on the ballot, click here.
Where do I drop off my absentee ballot?
We no longer recommend you mail in your ballot because it may arrive after Election Day. To ensure your vote is counted, return your ballot to your nearest ballot dropbox or your local clerk's office. Locate your closest ballot dropbox, click here, or click here to locate your clerk's office.
I voted by mail. How can I check to see if the clerk has received my ballot?
You can track the status of your ballot online here.
Can I vote in person?
Yes, you can early vote in person at your clerk's office, or you can vote on Election Day. To vote early and in-person locate your clerk's office here. Early voting ends on Monday, November 2, 2020. To locate your Election Day polling place, click here. If you're voting in person, don't forget to mask up and practice social distancing to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the election staff from the Covid-19 virus.
What type of identification do I need to vote?
An ID card isn't required to vote. All you need is a utility bill, a bank statement, a pay stub, or a government document with your name and address. For more information, click here.
Is there assistance for early in-person voters or Election Day voters with disabilities?
Yes. All election clerks have received guidance on providing voters assistance with voting terminals for voters with disabilities. Election clerks were also provided a checklist to review polling place accessibility. Read more here.
Is there voting assistance for non-English speaking voters?
Yes! Colfax Township and the City of Fennville provide ballots in Spanish. The City of Hamtramck provides ballots in Bengali. Suppose you do not read or write in English, and a ballot is not available in your language. In that case, anyone can help you vote except your employer, your employer's agent, a union officer, or union agent. Read more here. To read the Secretary of State's website in various languages, including English, click here.
Do you need a ride to the polls?
There are several services available. Click here to sign up.
Have you been denied the right to vote?
Contact the Election Protection hotline.
For assistance in English, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
Para recibir ayuda en español, llama a 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
For assistance in Arabic, 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)