Online and mail-in voter registration for Michigan’s midterm elections ends today

Today, October 24, is the last day for Michiganders to register to vote online or by mail for the November 8 general election.

Eligible Michigan citizens can register online at the website of the Secretary of State until midnight this evening, or by mail if the postmark bears the date of today. After today, residents can still register to vote in person at their local clerk’s office until 8 p.m. on election day.

“Michigan voters have several safe and secure options for making their voices heard in their communities and registering to vote is the first step,” Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a statement.

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Michigan residents who have already registered can still request an absentee ballot online at the website of the Secretary of State, or their local election clerk’s office. At their clerk’s office, they can also have an absentee ballot issued, completed and returned during the same visit.

As of Oct. 18, the State Department said it had already received 432,960 of the 1.7 million mail-in ballots requested by Michigan voters.

Voters who already have their absentee ballot in hand are encouraged to mail it today to avoid postal delays, or hand-deliver it to their clerk’s office or drop box. All ballots must be received by the clerks by 8 p.m. on election day to be counted.

Polls open for in-person voting at 7 a.m. on November 8. Visit the State Secretariat website to check your voter registration status, find your local clerk’s office, or for additional information.

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