Greetings from the

Big Rapids Community Library!

The upcoming election on November 3, 2020 is critically important. As a resident of Michigan, if you are eligible to vote, we want to give you all of the information you need to request a ballot and exercise your right to vote!

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If you do not have a printer, ​https://www.vote.org/will print and send the forms to you.

Mail in your Forms and/or your ballot

Find a mailbox:

https://www.mailboxmap.com

Find a post office: ​

https://tools.usps.com/find-location.htm

Buy stamps online: ​

https://store.usps.com/store/results/stamps/_/N-9y93lv

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There is “no excuse” absentee ballot voting.

Forms:

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/AVApp_535884_7.pdf​

or fillable:

​https://www.michigan.gov/document/AbsentVoterBallot_105377_7.pdf

Find your clerk to mail the form: ​https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk

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Ballot must be ​RECEIVED ​​by election day. You can drop off the ballots by hand at one of the ballot drop box locations: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Ballot_Dropbox_Locations_697191_7.pdf

If your county is not yet listed, contact your clerk:

​https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk

Research your candidates: ​https://www.vote411.org/​

The League of Women Voters is a high-quality, non-partisan resource for learning about every candidate on your ticket, including local races, which often have the most immediate impact on your community. The LWV gives all candidates the same questions to answer, allowing for comparisons.

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If you do not receive your ballot in a reasonable time, contact your local clerk. You may still need to go to the polls in person. The sooner you get your application in, the less likely it is that this will happen.

 

Pay close attention to the instructions about how to put together your ballot.

 

If you make a mistake on your ballot, contact your local clerk for instructions.

 

If you are local, consider hand-delivery.

Thank you for being an engaged citizen!