Michigan Voting Deadlines

Election Day: November 3, 2020 
Last day to register to vote: October 19, 2020 (online and mail only). From October 20, 2020 and through 8pm on Election Day, you MUST visit the city or township clerk’s office where you live and provide proof of residency to register to vote.
Last day for your city or township clerk to receive your mail-in ballot request: October 30, 2020 at 5pm 
Last day for official mail-in ballot to be returned: November 3, 2020 at 8 pm
Last day to vote early at your clerk’s office: November 2, 2020


How do you register to vote or check your registration status?

  • Online, at michigan.gov/vote
  • At your city, township, or county clerk’s office
  • At a Secretary of State branch office. 
  • By mailing in a completed voter registration application


How to Return Your Absentee Ballot

  • Mail back your ballot-by-mail as soon as possible and no later than Tuesday, October 27.
  • If you are unable to mail your ballot back by Tuesday, October 27, you should return it to your local voting location or secure ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Find your local ballot drop box at MichiganDropBox.com. You must drop your ballot in a drop box in the jurisdiction where you are registered to vote.
  • Track the status of your ballot at the Department of State Michigan Voting Information Center.
  • If your absentee ballot does not arrive by Election Day, make a plan to vote in-person at your designated polling location between 7am and 8pm on November 3rd. You will be asked to spoil your absentee ballot and cast your vote.


Voting by Mail

  • Voting by mail, voting absentee, voting from home, all mean the same thing: your ballot will be mailed directly to you. It is your right.
  • Voting by mail is safe and secure.
  • You have to fill out an absentee ballot application to receive a mailed ballot. Once your application is received, your ballot will be mailed to you.
  • Once you receive a mailed ballot, return it as soon as you can!


In Person Voting

  • You can vote early in-person at your clerk’s office or a satellite polling location. 
  • If you vote on Election Day, November 3, 2020, plan to vote at your polling location between 7am and 8pm
  • Be sure to bring your mask. If you do not have your ID, you will need to sign an affidavit and cast your ballot. 
  • If your absentee ballot does not arrive by Election Day, make a plan to vote in-person at your designated polling location between 7am and 8pm on November 3rd. You will be asked to spoil your absentee ballot and cast your vote.


Detroit Early Voting Locations

Satellite polling locations and ballot drop boxes
Sep. 24 – Nov. 2 (Dates may vary based on where you live)

Ballot drop boxes are available everyday, all hours, at each of the sites listed below.

Adams Butzel Recreation Center
10500 Lyndon St, Detroit MI 48238 (at Meyers)

Balduck Park
5271 Canyon St., Detroit MI 48236 (Warren & Chandler Park)

Butzel Family Center
7737 Kercheval St, Detroit MI 48214 ( at Van Dyke)

Clark Park
1130 Clark St., Detroit MI 48209 (Scotten & Vernor)

2 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI 48226 (at Jefferson) *

Coleman A. Young Recreation Center
2751 Robert Bradby Dr., Detroit MI 48207 (at Lafayette Park)

8904 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 (at Holbrook)

16630 Lahser Rd., Detroit, MI 48219 (at W. McNichols)

Davison Service Yard
8221 W. Davison, Detroit, MI 48238

Department of Elections
2978 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202 (at Third)

DWSD Eastside Customer Care Center
13303 E. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48205

Farwell Recreation Center
2711 E. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI 48234 (at Ryan Rd.)

Greater Christ Baptist Church
3544 Iroquois Ave., Detroit, MI 48214 (at Mack)

Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48219 (at Shiawassee)

Heilmann Recreation Center
19601 Crusade St, Detroit, MI 48205 (at E. State Fair)

Horatio Williams Center
1010 Antietam Ave., Detroit, MI 48207 (at Chrysler)

Kemeny Recreation Center
2260 S. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48217 (at Schaefer)

Northwest Activity Center
18100 Meyers, Detroit, MI 48235 (at Curtis)

Palmer Park Community Center
19013 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203 (at 7 Mile Rd.)

Rouge Golf Course
11701 Burt Rd., Detroit, MI 48228 (Outer Dr. & Plymouth)

Tindal Recreation Center
10301 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48221 (at Meyers)

WCCCD Eastern Campus
5901 Conner St, Detroit, MI 48213 (at I-94)

WCCCD Northwest
8200 W. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI 48219 (at Southfield Fwy.)

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00AM-6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00AM – 2:00PM
*Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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