2020 Vote

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November 3 is Election Day

Don’t miss the opportunity to let your voice be heard — vote in the November 3rd election. Every vote counts!

There is a lot of good information on the Michigan Secretary of State’s website about voting and how to register to vote. We have included direct links (click blue text) to some of the most important information below. Also below you will find information regarding accessible voting and the rights of people with disabilities with regard to elections.

If you have any questions about registering to vote or voting, contact our Information and Referral department and our staff can help you:

  • Phone: (269) 345-1516 or toll free: 1- 877-674-5209.
  • Email: info@dnswm.org

Voter Information and Links from the Secretary of State’s office:

Michigan Voter Information Center will direct you to a wide variety of information related to voting in Michigan.

Your Voter Information provides information specific to you, including:

  • If you are currently registered to vote
  • Where your voting/polling location is
  • The status of your application for an absentee ballot, if you submitted one
  • The status of your absentee ballot, if you have submitted one
  • Once it is available, your sample ballot can be viewed or downloaded

Follow this link for information about voting from home with an Absentee Ballot, including a link to apply online for an absentee ballot. All registered voters in Michigan can vote using an absentee ballot. Follow this link for information about obtaining an accessible absentee ballot.

You can vote by absentee ballot through the mail or by returning the ballot to your city or township clerk’s office; most clerk’s offices also offer drop boxes.

Your completed absentee ballot must be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The League of Women Voters recommends that mail-in ballots be mailed by October 23 or delivered to your clerk’s office in person to avoid any delay caused by a slow-down in the postal service.

Voting Rights for People with Disabilities

Follow this link for information about accessible voting. This includes information about both absentee voting and voting in-person.

Follow this link for a statement from the Michigan Secretary of State’s office regarding The Rights of Voters with Disabilities.

Accessible voting machines in Michigan

Most Michigan counties will be using the Dominion voting machine for accessible voting. Click on the machine name links to view a video tutorial of that particular machine.

  • Counties using the ExpressVote accessible voting machine:Bay, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalamazoo, Macomb, Mason, and Roscommon,
  • Counties using the accessible Hart Intercivic voting machine:Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hilsdale, Ionia, Livingston, Montcalm, Muskegon, Oakland, Ottawa, and Washtenaw.
  • All other counties will be using the Dominion voting machine. (The accessible voting portion of video starts a minute or so into the video).

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Free Voter-Rights Webinar

Our Community Education team is hosting a webinar to address voter rights and specific issues related to the 2020 voting process. Click here for details and to register for VOTE: Know Your Rights.

If you are unable to attend this workshop, or if you want to review the information presented. Follow this link to VOTE – presentation.

Voter Support Hotlines

Hotline call info in various languages

The organization Election Protection has a call center to assist voters. If you encounter problem voting, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for support.