Vote early in person
You can vote early in person at your city/township clerk's office. You don't need a reason or excuse, and you can register to vote first if you're not already registered.
- Go to your city/township clerk’s office and request an absentee ballot. You can also register to vote first if necessary. Find your clerk’s office location and hours here.
- Vote your ballot and return it to the clerk or their staff. You’re done!
No. But if you have it, bring it with you. You will be asked for a photo ID. If you do not have a photo ID or do not have it with you, you can sign a simple form and vote.
Maybe, depending on where you live. Some clerks have satellite offices where you can vote early in person. Check your clerk’s website for information about satellite offices.
Yes. All clerk’s offices are required to be open for at least 8 hours during the weekend before Election Day for registration and in person early voting. Find your clerk’s specific hours during that weekend here.
Some clerks have additional weekend hours at their offices or at their satellite offices.
Yes! Your right to vote for all of the candidates of one party by filling in a single oval or box on the ballot was restored by the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018. In the partisan section of the ballot, look for “Straight Party Ticket” and fill in the oval or box for “Democratic Party.” Don’t forget to also vote for individual choices in the non-partisan section (judges and proposals), which is not covered by your straight-party vote.