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Two weeks before Election Day, absent voter ballots already cast in Presidential Primary are up 67% over 2020

Citizens can still register to vote at their local clerk's office until 8 p.m. on Election Day 

LANSING, Mich. – With two weeks left before Michigan’s Feb. 27 Presidential Primary, more than 600,000 voters have already cast their vote and submitted their absentee ballot to be counted – a 67% increase over the same time in 2020.  
Absentee ballot requests also continue to outpace those in the 2020 Presidential Primary. Two weeks before Election Day, absentee ballot requests are up 71% over the same time in 2020. An updated breakdown of absentee ballot numbers by jurisdiction is available online

14 Days Before Election Day
(Feb. 13, 2024)
14 Days Before Election Day
(Feb. 25, 2020)
Number of applications received 1,343,481 781,919
Number of ballots issued 1,166,980 781,019
Number of completed ballots returned 605,814 362,409

Voters who still have their absentee ballot should hand deliver it to their local clerk’s office or secure ballot drop box to avoid postal delays. Voters can find their clerk’s office and ballot drop box locations at Absentee ballots can only be returned to drop boxes within the voter’s jurisdiction. All absentee ballot return envelopes must be signed by the voter with a signature matching the signature the clerk has on file with the voter’s registration. Ballots must be received by clerks no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. Voters who have already submitted their absentee ballot can track it at to ensure it has been received.
Eligible Michiganders who still need to register to vote or update their registration must now do so in person. Under Michigan law, 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.
Those wishing to vote in person in the Presidential Primary can do so at an early voting site Saturday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 25 or at their polling place on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information about early voting, including locations and hours of early voting sites, is available at
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