Michigan absentee ballot applications for November election now available

Registered voters in Michigan can now apply to vote absentee in the upcoming November election.

To apply to vote absentee, voters can apply online at the Michigan Voter Information Center at michigan.gov/vote, or print out the application and return it by mail, email or in person at their local city or township clerk's office. Information on local clerk office locations can also be found on the MVIC.

“Every successful election we have held in Michigan over the last three years, voters have made it clear they want options for how and when to cast their ballot by choosing to do so absentee in record numbers,” Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a news release. “No matter what secure method they choose — whether voting by mail, local drop box or at their clerk’s office — Michiganders can be confident their vote will be counted and their voice will be heard.”

Information for voters who need assistance to vote absentee can also be found on the MVIC.

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Absentee ballots will be mailed out Sept. 29, per Benson's office. Starting Sept. 29, voters can also go to their local clerk's office and vote an absentee ballot in person.

More than 1 million Michigan voters voted absentee in the August primary.

Eligible voters can register to vote up to and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

For those still looking to register to vote, voter registration applications can be submitted online with a valid Michigan ID, at a Michigan Secretary of State's Office branch, at your local township or city clerk's office, at a state agency that provides public services or by mail if the application is postmarked at least 15 days before the election.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Election 2022: Absentee ballot applications available in Michigan