LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Election day is here, and if you didn’t vote absentee, you can still stop by the polls.

Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope thinks many locals want to vote in person.

“We do have a majority of voters in Lansing voting by absentee ballot, since the 2018 election, but I think there will still be a pretty good turnout at the polls,” said Swope. “You know, I think a lot of folks just love that tradition.”

If you have any questions about voting, look no further.

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Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you are not sure which voting location to go to, you can search for your voter information by giving your name, birth date, and residential zip code.

You can also search for your information via your driver’s license number, city or township clerk, as well as searching by county.

Voters who are in line by 8 p.m. have the right to vote.


According to the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC), voting systems may vary from county to county.

If you want to know what your ballot will look like when you arrive at your polling location, click here.

Graphic on how to vote is courtesy of MVIC.

If you aren’t registered to vote, there is still time.

“If you’re not registered to vote, you can still register in person,” said Swope. “You do need proof of residence and we recommend that you bring photo ID as well.


When you check in to vote, you will be asked to show a form of identification.

You can still vote if you do not have an ID, but you will be asked to sign a form that explains that you did not have an ID when voting.

According to MVIC, the types of ID you can use to check in are the following:

  • Michigan driver’s license or state ID
  • Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student identification with a photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification card with photo


If you have an absentee ballot, do not mail it in.

According to Swope, in Lansing alone, around 4,000 people still have absentee ballots.

Voters have until 8 p.m. to put the ballots in the Lansing Clerk’s office drop boxes or in their offices.

Make sure you are dropping off your ballots to the correct jurisdiction.

“We occasionally get people from Delta Township or other townships that drop them off with us,” continued Swope. “We really need to get it to the correct jurisdiction, because your correct jurisdiction has to have it by 8 o’clock [on] election night.”

Still have questions? Click here to hot to the MVIC homepage.