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Polling places in jurisdictions holding May 3 elections will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow
May 02, 2022
Polls in Michigan jurisdictions holding elections tomorrow, May 3, will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for in-person voting. Voters with an absentee ballot must return it to their clerk's office or secure ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day for it to be counted. A complete list of jurisdictions holding elections is available online.
"Voting is how you make your voice heard in your community," said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “And in Michigan voters have multiple secure and convenient options to cast their ballot and know that it will be counted.”
Eligible citizens who have not registered to vote can do so and cast their ballot in one trip at their city or township clerk's office until 8 p.m. on Election Day. To register, they must bring a document verifying residency, such as a utility bill. Digital copies of residency documents are acceptable.
Voters who already have their absentee ballot should fill it out, sign the back of the envelope and return it to a secure ballot drop box in their jurisdiction or at their clerk's office by 8 p.m. on May 3.
While the majority of elections taking place are for millages or local-level elected positions, the following four House districts are also holding special elections to fill vacant seats:
- 15th in Wayne County
- 36th in Macomb County
- 43rd in Oakland County
- 74th in Kent County
The special elections in these districts will fill partial terms for the vacated seats, meaning those elected in the May 3 election will serve until December 31, 2022. The seats to be filled will represent districts based on the district maps that have been in effect since the prior state redistricting took place after the 2010 census. Primaries and general elections for the next term, beginning Jan. 1, 2023, and based on the new district maps approved by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, will be held in August and November of this year
Voters in jurisdictions holding elections can view a sample ballot, find their polling place, locate their ballot drop box and clerk’s office and get more election information at Michigan.gov/Vote.
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