Less than three weeks remain until Michigan’s November 8 general election and voters have already cast 155,142 absentee ballots, marking a 171 percent increase compared to four weeks ahead of the 2018 general election. More than 1.6 million absentee ballots have been requested by Michigan voters. As of October 10 in Cass County, 5,497 absentee ballots have been requested and 375 ballots have been returned.
All registered voters can vote by mail with an absentee ballot, vote early in person with an absentee ballot at their local clerk’s office, or at their polling place on Election Day. Michiganders who are eligible to register to vote but have not yet done so can register online through October 24 or in person at their local clerk’s office through 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters can check the status of their absentee application or ballot online at Michigan.gov/Vote or by calling their local city or township election clerk. Voters who already received an absentee ballot should sign the back of the envelope and mail it or drop it off at their local clerk’s office or drop box as soon as possible.
Voters can also vote in person at their polling place on Election Day, November 8. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Michiganders can find election information at Michigan.gov/Vote, including a sample ballot, information about how to use voting equipment, where to find a local drop box, and how to contact their local clerk.