SOS Office Issues Update On Early Voting In Michigan

Michigan Government NewsLansing, MI - Over 765,000 Michigan voters have cast a ballot in the state’s Presidential Primary with one week to go before Election Day, Feb. 27. Of those, more than 18,000 voters turned out for the first three days of in-person early voting over the Presidents Day holiday weekend and over 747,000 voters have submitted their absentee ballot to be counted in the primary.

This is the first statewide election with a constitutionally guaranteed minimum of nine days of in-person early voting as approved by Michigan voters in 2022 under Proposal 2. A total of 18,317 voters cast a ballot at an early voting site in the first three days of operation:

Statewide Early Voting Turnout – First Weekend

Saturday, Feb. 17                                                   


Sunday, Feb. 18


Monday, Feb. 19 (Presidents Day)




A breakdown of in-person early votes by jurisdiction for Feb. 17-19 is available online. While votes are reported by jurisdiction, many jurisdictions are not operating their own early voting sites. Municipalities have the option to operate early voting through their county or in partnership with other municipalities. The Michigan Department of State will release statewide in-person early voting site totals daily via social media and a final breakdown by jurisdiction on Monday, Feb. 26.

In-person early voting continues today through the end of the day Sunday, Feb. 25. Visit to find your nearest early voting site and hours of operation.

One week before Election Day, 747,534 voters have completed their absentee ballot and submitted it to be tabulated. More than 1.3 million Michigan voters have requested absentee ballots for this election – a nearly 60% increase over the week before Election Day in the 2020 Presidential Primary. An updated breakdown of absentee ballot numbers by jurisdiction is available online.


7 Days Before Election Day 

(Feb. 20, 2024)

7 Days Before Election Day 

(March 3, 2020)


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Voters who have received but not yet returned their absentee ballot should hand deliver it to an official ballot drop box, their clerk’s office, or early voting site in their jurisdiction. Mailing ballots this close to Election Day is not recommended. All absentee ballots must be received at clerk’s offices or drop boxes by 8 p.m. on Election Day or they will not be counted.

Voters must bring their ballot to a drop box or early voting site in their jurisdiction. Find your drop box at or your early voting site at

Michiganders who are eligible to vote but not yet registered can do so in person at your local clerk’s office with proof of residency now through 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can cast your ballot at the same time.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Feb. 27.

Check your registration, track your absentee ballot, and find your polling place at

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