Absent Voter Ballot Application Period Open

The application period to request an absent voter ballot for the November 3rd general election is open. Voters can now sign up to vote absentee and return their ballots as soon as they are ready.

Record-breaking numbers of absentee ballots were submitted in the August primary election, and the numbers are expected to be just as high or higher in November.

All registered voters can apply for an absent voter ballot by filling out an online form at Michigan.gov/vote. They will need to provide their driver’s license or state ID number along with the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson just¬† announced that Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will be offering special appointments and extended hours for residents who need to renew their driver’s license or state ID cards that expire between January 1st and September 30th of 2020.

These special appointments will be specifically for IDs that expire between those dates and require in-person renewal, and it should help people get their IDs renewed in preparation for the November election.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand