Early Voting Information

Early Voting Close of Polls Tabulation will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th.

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Early Voting Schedule for the August 6, 2024 Primary Election:

  • Early voting is open for nine (9) consecutive days beginning Saturday, July 27, 2024, and ending on Sunday, August 4, 2024.

  • Early voting is held during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Thursday, August 1, 2024, when hours are noon to 8:00 p.m.

Early Voting Site Options

  • Regional Early Voting Site #6:
    Novi Civic Center
    45175 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi, MI 48375
  • Central Early Voting Site #19:
    Waterford Oaks Activity Center
    2800 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328

Voter Tabulation of AV Ballots

Starting at the presidential primary election, voters may bring their AV ballot to the early voting site or to their polling place on Election Day and tabulate their AV ballot. Voters should bring their ballot in its secrecy sleeve to the EV site or polling place.  Their photo ID and AV ballot number will be verified and documented on their Application to Vote. They will be directed to a voting booth to mark their ballot (if needed), then directed to tabulate their ballot.

9-day Early Voting

In November 2022, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that gives voters the right to vote early and in person at early voting sites before statewide and federal elections. Communities may also choose to provide early voting for local elections. The City of Northville has chosen to provide early voting for all elections starting with the November 2023 general election.

What is early voting?

Early voting allows a voter to cast a ballot before Election Day, in an experience similar to voting on Election Day.  During the early voting period, voters are issued a ballot and can then insert their ballot directly into a tabulator at their early voting site.

How is early voting different from absentee voting

Both early in-person voting and absentee voting allow voters to cast a ballot prior to Election Day. However, there are key differences between the two methods of voting. Early voting allows voters to cast a ballot similar to how they would do so at a polling place on Election Day. Voters are issued a ballot and can personally insert it into the tabulator at their early voting site.

Absentee voting allows voters to request a ballot by mail or in person at their local clerk’s office. Voters can complete their absentee ballot at home or at their local clerk’s office and submit it in an envelope by mail, in person, or by drop box. After an absentee ballot is received by the local clerk, the voter’s absentee ballot is processed and tabulated by their local clerk. Absentee voters also have more flexibility to “spoil” their ballot, or change their vote, after it has been submitted.

Michigan voters have the right to cast a ballot early and in person at an early voting site before Election Day.

Early voting began with the city general election in November 2023 and will be available every election thereafter.

Is early voting secure?

Just like voting on Election Day, there are multiple security reviews and checks and balances in the early voting process. Thousands of Republican, Democratic, and independent election clerks, staff, and volunteers work together to ensure the early voting process is secure and accurate. Strict security protocols are enforced to make sure Michigan’s elections system is among the strongest and most secure in the nation.

Learn more about election security in Michigan.

For more information on Early voting check out the link here