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Voters can register and cast ballot in one trip ahead of Nov. 2 elections

Michigan citizens in the hundreds of jurisdictions holding local elections Nov. 2 who have not yet registered to vote can do so in person at their local clerk's office now through 8 p.m. on Election Day. They can also apply for and return an absentee ballot at the clerk's office in the same trip.

Online registration closes 15 days before an election and is no longer available for the Nov. 2 election.

"Citizens have ample time to learn what's on their ballot, register at their clerk's office and exercise their constitutional right to vote," said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. "Our democracy is at its best when every vote is counted and every voice is heard, and I will continue working to ensure every Michigan voter understands their rights and how to exercise them."

Voters can view a sample ballot, find their local clerk and their polling place, and apply for an absentee ballot at

Voters who already have an absentee ballot are encouraged to return it as soon as possible by hand-delivering it to their clerk's office or ballot drop box. Locations of drop boxes for individual jurisdictions can be found at All absentee ballot return envelopes must be signed by the voter for their ballot to be counted.