Voting FAQs

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What you need to know to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election


 Register to vote

  • Online: Go to before Oct. 19

  • Mail: Download an application at must be postmarked by Oct. 19

  • Visit your county, city, or township clerk's office: anytime before Election Day


Check if you are registered to vote:


Get an absentee ballot

The Secretary of State's office recommends absentee voters mail their ballots by October 19, at least two weeks ahead of the November election.

  • Go online and fill out the form at: before Oct. 30

  • Call your city or township clerk before 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and ask that an application be mailed to you

  • Visit your clerk’s office before 4 p.m. on Nov. 2 to request an absentee ballot

  • Download an application at: to return by mail or in person to your local clerk

  • When is the deadline for an absentee ballot? Must be received by city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3

Drop Box for Battle Creek residents at City Hall, 10 N. Division St.



  • The League of Women Voters’ Vote 411 project provides nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot issues.


 Election Day, Nov. 3

Need help? 

  • More information from the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office at

  • Please ask a librarian for assistance! (269) 968-8166 x513 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.