New Voting Rights

October 24, 2019

First, there is now the option to register to vote through Election Day.  

Through October 21 - you can register at any of the following locations: any Secretary of State branch office, your township, city, or country clerk’s office, a designated state agency, or by mail.  

From October 22 through November 4 - you can register in person with your township or city clerk.    

On November 5 (Election Day) - you can register and vote in person with your township or city clerk, not at a precinct. Voters who register on Election Day will receive a ballot that allows them to vote that day.  

Residency verification is required! Acceptable documents include:  

  • Driver's license
  • State ID card  
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document

Please note: Documents must have name and current address. Digital copies are acceptable.  

Second, all voters can now vote early.  

Step one: Get an application at country, township, and city clerks’ offices or at:

  • Mailed-in applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before an election. Your ballot will be mailed to you.  
  • Voters can also drop off their application in person at their township or city clerk’s office by 4:00 p.m. the Monday before Election Day and get their ballot.

Step two: Complete it, sign it, and submit it.  

  • Option one: Drop off the completed ballot in person to your township or city clerk.  
  • Option two: Return your ballot by mail.  

Please note: Ballots must be signed and received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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Reilly Coleman

Communications Assistant