Detroit Elections: Early Voting

EXPLAINER: What to expect at polling places this year

The polls will open sometime Thursday, but there are no specific times, except for one: The voting in the city is supposed to be delayed until the evening hours.

Here are the details on what to expect:

– The polls in the city will open at 7 a.m.

– Voters will have the option to vote by absentee ballot, which will be required if you live in the city of Detroit. In order to collect an absentee ballot, you must live within the city limits since you will need a valid drivers’ license, a Social Security number, and proof of residency.

– During early voting, the City Clerk’s Office will close at 8 p.m. the day before Election Day. If you do not pre-register but vote by absentee ballot, you will not be able to vote on the day of Election Day.

– There will be no early voting. If you vote in the city, you can go to the early voting sites starting at 8 a.m. and vote until noon, or until the polls close. You will not be able to vote at the polls on Election Day.

– There will be an opportunity to vote at the polls at various locations in the city. For example, voters can vote at the location where they enter the polling station; or they can choose to vote at the “walk-in” voting booth at the corner of Grand River and State streets downtown and the polling location on the north side of Woodward. The Election Board is also providing walk-in voting for voters at six city college locations.

– During early voting you can also vote by early ballot. To receive an early ballot, you must have your voting rights validated by the Elections Board. This process will be coordinated for each city and can be done by mail, over the phone, or over the Internet.

– If you

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