August 4, 2020 Election Information

Absentee ballots for the August 4th Election have been mailed out to those that have submitted an application. To check to see that your ballot has been mailed and/or received by our office please visit - https://www.michigan.gov/vote.

Absentee ballots are available via mail or in person until Friday, July 31, 2020. Ballots can be requested in person only on Saturday, August 1 from 9 am to 5 pm and Monday, August 3 from 9 am to 4 pm.

We strongly suggest requesting an application as soon as possible if you are interested in voting absentee.

Precincts will be open for in person voting on Election Day from 7 am to 8 pm. The State of Michigan, Washtenaw County and the City are working together to purchase protective equipment for the polling locations. Masks, hand sanitizer and gloves will be made available to voters.

As a reminder for those voting absentee for the first time, the August Election is a primary, so voters may only vote in one party section (either the Republican column or the Democratic column), in addition to the non-partisan and proposal sections. If a mistake is made on a ballot when voting at the polls, such as voting in both party sections, the voter is given the opportunity to correct the ballot. When voting absentee, corrections must take place before Election Day. Prior to Election Day, voters may request in writing to spoil their ballot and request a new one.

If an absentee ballot is found to have been voted incorrectly while being processed on Election Day, it will still be put through the voting machine. In the case where a vote appears in the Republican and Democratic section of the ballot, however none of the votes in the partisan section will count. Any valid votes in the non-partisan and proposal section WILL count.

For election related questions, please contact City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or via e-mail at jbreyer@dextermi.gov.