March 10 Election Day Info

Planning to vote in the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 10th? Here are some questions (and answers) about voting that we've been getting around the office. If your question isn't on the list, please shoot us an email ( and we'll get you an answer as quickly as we can!


Who can I contact with questions?

For general questions, you can contact the OCDP office at or 248-972-6400. For more serious or specific questions, or if you're having problems, please call the Michigan Voter Assistance Hotline at 1-833-MI-VOTES (1-833-648-6837) or your local city or township clerk. Find your local clerk’s contact information here:

Am I registered? How can I get registered?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center on the MI Secretary of State’s website and fill in your information to check your registration status.

You can register to vote in person at your local city/township clerk’s office until 8pm on election day. You must have “proof of residency” to register. “Proof of residency” is a document with your name and current address, such as a Michigan driver's license, a utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck, or another government document. All city and township clerks are required to schedule hours of operation the weekend before the election. Contact yours to find out when they are open.

Where do I go to vote? When can I vote?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center on the MI Secretary of State’s website and fill in your information to find your polling location to vote on election day. Polling locations will be open on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 7am-8pm. All voters who are in line by 8pm will be permitted to vote. STAY IN LINE!

OR if you have your absentee ballot, turn it in to your local clerk’s office by 8pm on election day. If you do not have your absentee ballot and would like to vote early, you can do so at your local clerk’s office to request an absentee ballot in person. The deadline to vote an absentee ballot in person at the local clerk’s office is 4pm on Monday, March 9, 2020.

What’s on the ballot?

At your polling location, you will be asked to choose between a Democratic ballot or a Republican ballot.  Voters must request the Democratic ballot to vote for one of the Democratic presidential candidates.

Additionally, many cities and townships have proposals that they are voting on, please visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to view your specific ballot, or visit the Oakland County Clerk’s website to view the official candidate and proposal lists for March 10th.

How do I get an absentee ballot?

If you haven’t received your absentee ballot yet, we recommend that you go to your local clerk’s office in person to request a ballot and vote it at the office.

Can I change my vote if I have already turned in my absentee ballot?

Yes, if you have already voted absentee and wish to change your vote, you can spoil your ballot by going to your local clerk’s office. An absentee ballot can be spoiled in person at the clerk’s office until 4pm on Monday, March 9th. Then, you can either get a new absentee ballot there, or vote at the polls on March 10th. You cannot spoil an absentee ballot on Election Day.