Nearly 1 million absentee ballots returned in Michigan; 2.8 million issued

Election 2020: Voter registration and absentee ballot deadlines for each state
Posted at 1:44 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 13:58:20-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of State said nearly a million absentee ballots have already been returned to local clerks throughout the state.

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With just three weeks left until election day, the state said they have received 2.85 million requests for absentee ballots. Of those, 2.8 million ballots have been issued.

According to the state, 977,000 of the ballots have been completed and returned.

Compared to this time in 2016, there were 916,000 absentee ballots requested and 247,000 received.

People have until Oct. 20 to request an absentee ballot online, but you can request it by mail after that. It has to be received by the clerk no later than 5 p.m. the day before election day – Oct. 30.

If you're already registered to vote, you can request an absentee ballot in-person at your local clerk's office by 4 p.m. the day before election day, but if you're registering to vote in person, you can get an absentee ballot on election day.