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Upcoming Election Deadlines & Information 

Information & and links about important election deadlines 


Upcoming Election Deadlines

Special Election

House Districts 12 & 25 Special General Election
By Mail: Monday, April 1, 2024 (postmarked)

In Person: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Absentee Ballot Information from

Absentee voting is available, and no excuse is required. We encourage voters to submit their applications as soon as possible. You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. Voted ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Department of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.


Options to apply for an absentee ballot:

  • Online - must be registered to vote in Michigan and have a valid Michigan driver’s license or state ID

  • By Mail -  submit a completed absentee ballot application to your local clerk. Once the ballot application has been processed, the absentee ballot will be mailed to you beginning 40 days before the election.

  • In-person at your local clerk's office


Deadline: Online absentee applications may be submitted until 5 p.m. the Friday before Election Day. 


Options for returning an absentee ballot:

  • By mail (not recommended within 14 days of an election)

  • By dropbox

  • At an early voting site (up until the Sunday before Election Day)

  • At a a clerk's office 


Deadline: After receiving your absentee ballot, you have until 8pm on Election Day to complete and return the ballot.


Emergency Absentee Ballot:

If you have an emergency that prevents you from going to the polls you may request an emergency absentee ballot. Requests must be submitted after the deadline for regular absentee ballots has passed, but before 4pm on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time in which it made it impossible to get to the polls.


Additional Information

Those who requested an absentee ballot but end up voting in person: Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. If a voter who has been issued an Absentee Voting ballot decides to vote at the polls, they should bring their ballot with them and surrender it. They will then be issued a new ballot that they can use to vote in the polling location. If the ballot was lost or destroyed, they should go to their polling place, fill out a form, and vote.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Federal Voting Assistance Program

Drop Box

Every qualified voter in Michigan now has the right to at least one State-funded drop box for every municipality. In larger cities, voters now have the right to at least one drop box for every 15,000 registered voters. Drop boxes are distributed equitably throughout the municipality and are accessible 24 hours a day during the 40 days before an election until 8 pm on Election Day. 


Ballot drop box locations are now available at Choose “Where are my clerk’s offices?”

Early Voting

Beginning 40 days before the Election you can vote early in person or apply for an absentee ballot at your City/Township Clerk's office. You can apply for the absentee ballot and vote that ballot during the same visit! Early voting continues until 4pm the day before the Election.


If you prefer, you can bring your ballot home to vote; just be sure to return the ballot by 8:00 pm on Election Day. However, a voter who visits their clerk’s office to obtain an absentee ballot on the day before the election must vote the ballot in the office; the voter is not permited to leave the office with the ballot.


City/Township Clerk offices must be open for at least 8 hours the weekend before the Election to allow for registration and voting by absentee ballot. To check your specific clerk's hours, please click here.

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