August 4, 2020 Election Information - Absentee & In Person Voting

August 4, 2020 Election Information - In Person Voting

Precincts will be open for in person voting on Election Day from 7 am to 8 pm. Precincts 1 and 3 are located at the Dexter Senior Center. Precinct 2 is located at St. Andrews Church. The State of Michigan, Washtenaw County and the City have purchased protective equipment for the polling locations. Masks, hand sanitizer and gloves will be made available to voters.

Visit https://www.michigan.gov/vote to view a sample ballot, confirm that you are registered to vote and view your polling location.

August 4, 2020 Election Information - Absentee Voting

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

If you have mailed in your absentee ballot, you can check to see that your ballot has been received by our office by visiting - https://www.michigan.gov/vote.

Absentee ballots are available via mail or in person until 5 pm on Friday, July 31, 2020. Ballots can be requested in person only on Saturday, August 1st from 9 am to 5 pm and Monday, August 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm. Ballots requested on Monday, August 3rd must be voted at the City Office. It is against State of Michigan election law for the Clerk to give an absentee ballot over the counter to someone other than the person whose name is on the ballot.

Ballot return options:
- Place it into the drop box located next to the door of the Sheriff's Substation at 8140 Main - accessible 24/7.
- From 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday (and Saturday, August 1st) ballots can be brought to the City Office or placed into a drop box just inside the door on the main floor of the PNC Bank (8123 Main). - Send in via mail, however postal delays can occur which could lead to the ballot not being received by 8 pm on Election Day.
- On Election Day, absentee ballots should be returned directly to the City Office between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm.

If you need to request a new absentee ballot due to an error, please keep in mind the following:

  • Absentee ballots that have already been returned to the City must be spoiled in person no later than Monday, August 3rd at 4 pm. Absentee ballots that have been returned to the City Office CANNOT be spoiled and reissued on Election Day.
  • Absentee ballots that have not yet been returned can be spoiled and reissued at the City Office.
If you requested an absentee ballot and have decided to vote in person at your polling location, please help to avoid delays at the polls by bringing the absentee ballot to the City Office during the hours listed above and asking to spoil the ballot. If you are unable to do this, the ballot can be surrendered to the poll workers on Election Day, however they will need to perform several steps before a new ballot is issued.
For election related questions, please contact City Clerk Justin Breyer at 734-580-2234 or via e-mail at jbreyer@dextermi.gov.