MICHIGAN

How to vote from your hospital bed

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Anytime Before the Election

Register to Vote! Michigan offers voter registration up to and including Election Day.

Find more information here https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8726_47669---,00.html or at https://www.vote.org/

Before October 30, 2020

Michigan is a no-excuse absentee voting state so any registered voter may choose to vote by absentee ballot. You must fill out an absentee ballot application and mail it to your local clerk before 5 PM on the Friday before Election Day. You may alternatively request a ballot in-person up until 4 PM on the day before Election Day. More information on this process can be found here.

After October 30, 2020

If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on Election Day, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot, even after the regular absentee ballot application deadline. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed but before 4 p.m. on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent voter ballot.

8 PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Your ballot must be returned to your local clerk's office by 8 PM on Election Day in order to be counted.

 

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STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

2.

Complete an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

If you are hospitalized before the Friday before Election Day, you may choose to fill out a normal absentee ballot application and mail it to your local clerk's office. Information on this process can be found here, including a link to the application. The address and contact information for your local clerk can be found here.

If you are hospitalized after this date, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed but before 4 PM on Election Day. You must contact your local clerk for more information about emergency absent voter ballots. More information on this process can be found here. The address and contact information for your local clerk can be found here.

3.

Return Your Application

Your local clerk will give you more information on the documentation that needs to be filled out to request your emergency absent voter ballot. Following this, you may request a representative (ex. family member) to deliver your written request or application to your local clerk's office. The address and contact information for your local clerk can be found here.

4.

Obtain Your Ballot

Your representative will deliver your application to your local clerk, where it will be processed. Following this, your representative can pick up your emergency absent ballot to deliver it back to you.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Return Your Completed Ballot

Emergency ballots must be returned to the clerk's office by 8 PM on Election Day in order to be counted.

 

 

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STATE LAW

Michigan

MCLS § 168.759b

If a voter becomes physically disabled or is absent from the polling location due to sickness or death in the family after the absentee request deadline, the voter can request an absentee ballot up until 4 p.m. on Election Day.

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Michigan is a no-excuse absentee voting state, so any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in order to cast a vote without being physically present at a polling location. More information on this process can be found here.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Michigan is a no-excuse absentee voting state, so any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in order to cast a vote without being physically present at a polling location. More information on this process can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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