I was surprised that Detroit residents can VOTE EARLY.  It does not state it on the registration websites and you will not hear about it on radio or TV.
But, it’s true.  A wise friend told me to call the Department of Elections on Grand Blvd.and asked all my questions.
Bottom line is: The technical term is ‘Absentee Voting’ which generally applies to people over 60 and older who can have their ballots mailed to them.  However, there are other classifications for people to engage in VOTE EARLY (see below)  EARLY VOTING  
Just go into one of the three locations below and vote like it’s election day on the SAME ballot that you would have received on November 6th.
You have the option to take the ballot with you and mail in or fill out the ballot while there. I recommended you fill out the ballot on location.  You can review a copy of the ballot byclicking on following link and putting in your county, jurisdiction and your ward & precinct(located on your voter registration card –hard copy or on-line version.
Michigan Voters should bring their photo ID.  If you do not have a photo ID or forget to bring it–you can still VOTE EARLY at the locations below by signing an affidavit (see below)
These locations will be open through election day; however, don’t wait.  Try your best to vote between now and end of October.  Suggestion:  You may want to bring some of your neighbors with you on a Saturday. 

You are urged to VOTE EARLY beginning today, Tuesday, October 9th at one of these 3 locations:



Department of Elections

2978 W. Grand Blvd

Detroit, MI  48202

between 2nd & 3rd Ave. across

from parking structure Fisher Blvd. 


Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm


Wayne County Community College

Northwest Campus

8200 W. Outer Drive 

Detroit, MI  48219


Welcome Center – 1st Fl.

Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm


Wayne County Community College

Eastern Campus

5901 Conner – 1st Floor

Detroit, MI 48213


Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Encourage everybody you know to do the same.



EARLY VOTING or Absentee Ballots 
 or the Absentee voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on Election Day.

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee voter ballot if you are:

  • age 60 years old or older
  • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • expecting to be out of town on election day
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.
expecting to be out of town…”  will cover almost anyone if the other reasons don’t apply to you. 

Voting Without Photo ID

If you do not have photo ID, you can still cast a ballot simply by signing an affidavit. The affidavit can be used by:

  • Voters who do not have acceptable photo ID
  • Voters who have photo ID but didn’t bring it to the polls

Once you sign the affidavit, you may cast your ballot. It will be counted with all other ballots on Election Day


Let’s Do This!
Camille Mitchell
NCM Enterprises