Michigan Primary 2020: what you need to know before you vote

MARQUETTE — With key votes happening across the state of Michigan Tuesday, it’s important to be prepared before heading to the polls.

Checking to see if you are registered to vote can be done online, as well as finding out which polling location you have to vote at. Both of those can be done here.

If you’re not registered to vote, you can register to vote on Election Day at your local clerk’s office. To do this, you must present proof of residency, whether it’s a bank statement, utility bill, or any state-issued ID like a driver’s license.

Anyone can be eligible for an absentee voter ballot. If you’re registering to vote in-person at the clerk’s office, you can pick up an absentee ballot, although you must vote the ballot in the clerk’s office. Absent vote ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office before 8 p.m. on election day. In order for your ballot to be counted, it must have a signature matching the one on file.

Most polling locations open at 7 a.m., and close at 8 p.m. More voting details can be found here.