Upcoming ElectionS: Presidential election, November 3, 2020
Make your voting plan for Fall 2020
Are you eligible to vote?
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- At least 18 years old by Election Day. You may register to vote at age 17, provided you will be 18 on or before Election Day.
- A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.
Register and Vote Early!
Visit TurboVote to:
- Check Voter Registration
- Register To Vote
- Make a Voting Plan
- Get Election Reminders
It's best to double-check with your state for any recent changes to election rules in your state.
Voting in Michigan
VOTE EARLY AT A CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
NEW THIS YEAR: Use your Kalamazoo address to vote at the Bernhard Center! The city of Kalamazoo has opened a satellite clerk's office on the first floor of the Bernhard Center. You can register and vote in one visit at the Bernhard Center NOW through Election Day.
You can register to vote and vote in person at the clerk’s office where you are registered in one trip.
Though you can register and vote at the clerk’s office through Election Day, we suggest voting early to avoid lines.
VOTING AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY
Polls in Michigan will still be open on November 3rd from 7am to 8pm.
You must vote where you are registered.
You will be asked to show ID when you check in to vote. If you don’t have one, you can still vote by signing a form that says you didn’t have an ID. Your vote will still be counted.
This year, you can expect to see poll workers in PPE, plexiglass, extra sanitization, and social distancing in effect.
Due to this, voters can expect delays at the polls.
Voters are encouraged to wear a mask.
VOTE BY MAIL
ATTENTION: If you haven't mailed your ballot yet, you should either hand-deliver it OR use your Kalamazoo address to re-register and vote in person in Kalamazoo. You can contact the clerk's office in the Bernhard Center to get assistance with getting a new ballot.
- All registered voters in Michigan have the right to vote by mail and may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
- You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot, but you can register and apply for an absent voter ballot at the same time.
- Your absentee ballot must be in your clerk’s hands by Election Day; allow at least two weeks for mail to travel. We suggest sending in your ballot by October 19th or dropping it off in the designated secure dropbox.
If postage is necessary, only one stamp is required to mail your ballot.
- It's a safe way to vote and protect your health, and the process is secure and accurate.
REGISTER TO VOTE
- Check or update your Michigan voter registration at the Michigan Voter Information Center.
- The last day to register to vote online in Michigan for the Nov. 3rd election is October 19th. (You must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License in order to register online)
- From 14 days prior to an election through Election Day, register in person with your Michigan clerk.
- You must establish residency in the Michigan city or township where you want to vote 30 days prior to an election.