November 3, 2020
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Various locations throughout Taylor
Presidential Election Day
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Predictions say that this will be one of the busiest Presidential Election Days of all time, so if you aren’t prepared by now, here are some tips to make the process go as smooth as possible.
A very high percentage of participants are voting by absentee ballot. Here are some key details to know, if you plan on voting by absentee ballot:
• The last day to request an absentee ballot in person, and take the ballot home is Saturday, October 31 at 4 p.m. (The Clerk’s office will be open Saturday, October 31 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.)
• Requests for an absent voter ballot in person, that must be voted at City Hall, must be requested by 10 a.m. on Monday, November 2
• Ballots must be returned to the City Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Election Day
How to Return Your Ballot
• Drop Box located next to City Hall on Pine Street
• In person at the City Clerk’s counter
• By mail.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Some frequently asked questions about voting:
- Do I need my voter registration card in order to vote? No. As long as you are in the correct polling location, your name will appear on the registration list supplied to your precinct.
- Do I need to show identification in order to vote? Michigan does have a voter identification requirement at the polls. Voters are asked to present an acceptable photo ID such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card. Please note that voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still can vote. They simply sign a brief affidavit stating that they're not in possession of a photo ID. Their ballots are included with all others and counted on Election Day.
- Does Michigan allow early voting? Michigan Voters can return absentee ballots beginning 45 days prior to Election Day. These ballots are tabulated on Election Day.
- Must I vote the entire ballot? You are not required to vote the entire ballot. You may pick and choose the races or ballot questions for which you want to vote. Skipping sections of the ballot does not invalidate your ballot.
- Can I vote a "split" ticket? Yes, you can "split" your ticket. A voter participating in a November general election who wishes to cast a "split" ticket can vote for individual candidates of his or her choice under any party.
- Are absent voter ballots always counted? Yes. Absent voter ballots simply allow voters who are eligible to return ballots prior to Election Day. They are counted on Election Day along with all ballots voted at the polls.