Absentee Ballots Requested in Record Numbers

As of last week, more than 2.1 million Michiganders had already requested absentee ballots. The 2.1 million requests surpass the total number of absentee ballots requested in last month’s primary – 2 million – which set a new record for absentee voting in Michigan.

Of the 2.1 million requests, approximately 1.7 million were submitted since August 5, the day after the primary election. In St. Clair County, there have been 31,217 requests for absentee ballots.

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot is sent to them by visiting www.Michigan.gov/Vote or by visiting their local election clerk’s office. Michigan citizens who are eligible to vote but unregistered, and who have a Michigan driver’s license or ID, can also register to vote at Michigan.gov/Vote through Oct 19th. Eligible citizens, including those without a Michigan license or ID, can also register at their local clerk’s office through Election Day.