Ballot Basics #1
Make a plan
Don't leave home until you check on your polling location. You can also check your registration status and look at a sample ballot. It's a good idea to know your precinct number because some polls support more than one precinct.
Ballot Basics #2
Get there early - 7a - 8p.
Open Hours: Polls and Clerk's office 7a - 8p ET
Ballot Basics #3
I am me - bring ID or sign.
You will be asked to show ID when you vote. If you don't have an ID or did not bring it when you vote in person, you may vote after signing a written oath affirming your identity. Check what address is on file using the ballot power link.
Ballot Basics #4
Pack a snack - long lines are expected.
Record setting voters with pandemic safety measures means you should expect to be 6' from people, wearing a mask, and be ready to stand outdoors if necessary. Don't get Hangry (angry because you are hungry) around your neighbors. Bring a snack to hold you over.
Ballot Basics #5
Trouble? - call Voter Assistance Hotline.
The Michigan Democratic Party has a call center ready to help you: Write this on the back of your hand like you did in school 833-MI-VOTES or 833-648-6837. Share this number with anyone who may be a victim of voter suppression.
Ballot Basics #6
Wear a Mask - save a life.
Poll workers are doing their part cleaning the stations, using hand sanitizers, wearing masks and shields. Do your part to keep everyone safe. Wear a mask.
Ballot Basics #7
Get in line - stay in line.
On Election Day, at the precinct polling place, if you're in line by 8pm, stay in line.
Ballot Basics #8
Changed my Mind - going to the Polls. Have your absentee ballot but changed your mind and want to vote at the polls? Take your ballot to the poll location and have it spoiled so you can vote in person
Ballot Basics #9
Help is in the House: your right to vote.
At some polls, there will be a Democratic poll challenger who will advocate for your right to vote if the poll worker is not helping you. You can always call the voter assistance hotline 833-MI-VOTES or 833-648-6837.
Ballot Basics #10
What to wear: no campaign bling.
When you are at the polls you must not be "campaigning". That means you cannot wear candidate supported clothing, buttons, signs, stickers, shirts, hats, etc. when you are within 100 feet of the polling location.