Do's and Don'ts of Absentee Voting
The State of Michigan would like to remind everyone of the Do's and Don'ts of Absentee Voting.
Do: Sign the back of the ballot return envelope. Your vote will not be counted without a signature that matches the one on file with your clerk.
Do: Hand-deliver your ballot to your city or township clerk’s office or a ballot drop box in your voting jurisdiction. Do this as soon as possible (no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 3). Find locations at Michigan.gov/Vote.
Do: Track your ballot at Michigan.gov/Vote to ensure it was accepted. If it wasn’t, contact your clerk immediately.
Do: Know that all valid absentee ballots will be counted by bipartisan pairs of election workers.
Don’t: Mail your ballot after Oct. 19. To avoid postal delays, hand-deliver it to your clerk’s office or ballot drop box. Mail your ballot only if absolutely necessary.
Don’t: Ask anyone to deliver your ballot for you unless they are immediate family or a member of your household.
Vote early and in person at your city or township clerk’s office using an absentee ballot up until 4 p.m. the day before the election. Clerks begin counting absentee ballots on Election Day.
Report any voter intimidation, harassment or coercion you witness. Notify an election worker or contact the nonpartisan election protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE.
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