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Two weeks before Election Day, 1.8 million absentee ballots have been requested by Michigan voters

Voters should hand-deliver absentee ballots to avoid postal delays

LANSING, Mich. – Two weeks ahead of Election Day, Nov. 8, more than 1.8 million absentee ballots have been requested by voters and 771,967 absentee ballots have been submitted by Michiganders. A breakdown of absentee ballot numbers by jurisdiction can be downloaded online.

Voters who already have an absentee ballot should hand-deliver it as soon as possible to their clerk’s office or ballot drop box to avoid postal delays.

Voters can find their clerk's office and ballot drop box locations at At the same site, they can track their absentee ballot to ensure it was received. All absentee ballot return envelopes must be signed by the voter with a signature matching the signature the clerk has with their voter registration. Ballots must be received by clerks by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

Eligible Michiganders who still need to register to vote must now do so in person at their clerk's office, as online and mail registration is not permitted within 14 days of an election. Those registering in person may request, complete and submit an absentee ballot in the same visit to their clerk’s office.

Citizens can also vote in person at their polling place on Election Day, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Additional information about absentee and in-person voting in Michigan is available at


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