First military and overseas voter ballots mailed Saturday

Starting on Saturday, Michigan clerks sent absentee ballots to military and overseas voters who requested them.

Clerks will continue to mail ballots upon request on an ongoing basis.


To avoid possible postal service delays, military and overseas voters also have the option to utilize a federal write-in ballot (FWAB) to speed up the voting process. Under Michigan election law, it can be used to vote for all offices on the ballot, not just federal race

“In a year where the data is already telling us we’re going to have record-breaking turnout, it is critical we take every step possible to ensure all voices are heard and all votes are counted,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “The federal write-in ballot provides another important tool to ensure our military and overseas voters are able to participate in our democracy and exercise their right to vote.”


Military and overseas voters can download the ballot, print it, write in their selections and mail the ballot back at any time.