Voting from home is as easy as 1-2-3. 
Here are some simple, easy steps to vote absentee for the November Michigan Elections.

Your clerk will give you a ballot. If you fill it out on the spot and return it to your clerk, then you’re done! You can also take it home to complete. Remember to check out MEA’s online voter guide at meavotes.org to find MEA-recommended candidates in your area.

Step 
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Step 
TWO

Go to your local clerk’s office and complete an application for an absentee ballot. You can also download one from BallotPower.org, fill it out ahead of time and hand-deliver to your clerk. Find your local clerk here.

Finish your ballot and seal it in the included envelope. Don’t forget to sign the back! Then drop it off at one of the clerk-provided drop boxes you can find at BallotPower.org. Do NOT mail your ballot, as it may not reach your clerk on time and your vote would NOT be counted.

Step 
THREE

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NOW: Request your absentee ballot online or submit a paper application.

SEPT. 24: In-person voting at your city or township clerk's office begins, while absentee ballots begin arriving in homes.

OCT. 3: Recommended last day to mail in your absentee ballot application (afterwards, drop off in person at clerk’s office).

OCT. 19: Last day to register to vote online or by mail (afterwards, must be done in person at clerk’s office).

OCT. 20: Mail your ballot before this day as early as you can or drop it off at your clerk's office. After this day, only drop your ballot off at your clerk's office or in a dropbox provided by your clerk.

NOV. 2: If you're registered to vote where you live, you can vote absentee until 4:00 p.m. at your clerk's office, after that you must vote at your polling location on Election Day.

NOV. 3: Election Day! The polls are open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. local time. At your clerk’s office, you can register to vote and then cast your ballot until 8:00 p.m.

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