Michigan! Your Voting Info and Deadlines
The 2020 General Election is going to be an important one and we are doing our part to share as much relevant information to help you with early voting. The process to request an early ballot may be a multi-step process depending on your state’s requirements. Stick with it and exercise your right to vote.
- Oct 19 General Election Registration Deadline (Mail/Online)
- Oct 30 General Election Absentee Request Deadline
- Nov 3 General Election
How to Vote Early in Michigan
Michigan Voters can cast absentee ballots beginning 45 days prior to Election Day. These ballots are tabulated on Election Day.
All registered voters in Michigan have the right to vote by mail. To vote by mail, fill out the simple application, print and sign it, and then mail or email it to your local clerk (you can find their address and email here). When filling out the application, if you check the box to be added to the permanent absent voter list, you'll get an application mailed to you before every election. But there's no commitment. Even if you apply to vote by mail, you can change your mind and vote in person.
Register to vote/Check your voter registration: https://action.momsrising.org/signup/check_registration_R2V/
Overseas Vote: https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/home.htm
Restore Your Vote: https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
What is the Electoral College?
An election for president of the United States happens every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The next presidential election will be November 3, 2020.
During the general election, Americans go to their polling place to cast their vote for president. But the tally of those votes—the popular vote—does not determine the winner. Instead, presidential elections use the Electoral College. To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes. In the event no candidate receives a majority, the House of Representatives chooses the president and the Senate chooses the vice president.
*Information from https://www.usa.gov/election