Election Schedule for 2020
Presidential Primary Election - Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Local Primary Election - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Presidential Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
WHAT IS A “CLOSED PRIMARY?”
The 2020 Presidential Primary is a “CLOSED PRIMARY”, just as it was in 2012 and 2016. Michigan Election Law, requires voters wishing to participate in the March Presidential Primary Election to choose a Democratic, Republican, or Non-Partisan (local issues only) ballot when voting absentee or at the polls on Election Day. While a voter must select a specific ballot for the Closed Primary, there is NO political party registration in Michigan’s voter registration system. You will not be required to select a specific party ballot type at other types of elections.
To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by Election Day, not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison, and a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are registering to vote for at least 30 days before Election Day. For more information, please visit the Secretary of State website, or contact the Township Clerk’s Office.
Registering to vote 15 or more days before an election?
Register at these locations:
Any Secretary of State branch office
Flushing Township Clerk’s office
A designated state agency
By mail (must be postmarked or delivered no later than 15 days before Election Day)
Registering to vote 14 or fewer days before an election, including Election Day?
You must register in person at the Flushing Township Clerk’s office (residency verification required). Voters who register at the Township Clerk’s Office on Election Day can receive a ballot and vote that day.
Other Election Reminders:
With the passage of Proposal 2018-3, citizens can register to vote with their county clerk, city or township clerk, at a branch office of the Secretary of State or state agency that provides public assistance, by mail, or online until 2 weeks before the election.
Voters no longer need a reason to vote absentee. Absentee ballots can be requested from the local city or township clerk. To have your ballot mailed to you, you must return your application no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.
Absentee ballots may look different than residents expect. Envelopes that were previously manila are now white. Voters are asked to use caution when sorting mail as not to miss it.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. If you have previously requested an absentee ballot, but choose to vote at the polling precinct, please bring your absentee ballot with you to be spoiled.
Absentee ballot applications, online voter registration, sample ballot, and polling place directory can be found at the Secretary of State website.
To vote, simply appear at your assigned polling place on election day. The polls are open from 7:00am - 8:00pm. Click here to view a map of voting precincts
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Flushing Township Clerk, Wendy D. Meinburg or click here to email the elections department.