Early In-Person Voting

What is early voting?

In November 2022, Michigan voters approved a Constitutional Amendment that gives voters the right to early in-person voting.

Early voting allows a voter to cast a ballot before Election Day in an experience similar to voting in a precinct on Election Day. During an early voting period, voters are issued a ballot and can then vote and insert their ballot directly into a tabulator at their Early Voting Center (EVC).

Where and when can Madison Heights voters early vote?

Madison Heights Early Voting Center is at the Royal Oak Senior Community Center located at 3500 Marias Ave. (North of 13 Mile, East of Crooks)

Early voting lasts for 9 days prior to Election Day, for 8 hours per day.

For the November 7, 2023 General Election, the early voting dates and times are October 28-November 5, 2023 from 8:30am-4:30pm, except on Thursday, November 2 when the hours are 12:00-8:00pm.

Madison Heights has partnered in an agreement with Oakland County to provide early voting services. Because of this partnership, Madison Heights voters also have the option to early vote at the countywide Early Voting Center at Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328. Days and hours are the same as above.

How is early voting different from absentee voting?

Both early in-person voting and absentee voting allow voters to vote their ballot prior to Election Day. However, there are important differences between the two choices in voting.

Absentee Voting - how you cast your ballot:  Absentee Voting allows you to voter your absentee ballot at home or at the City Clerk's Office.  You then submit your ballot in a signed envelope by mail, in-person, or by drop box.  After your absentee ballot is processed and tabulated by the Absentee Voter Counting Board.

Early In-person Voting - how you cast your ballot:  Early in-person voting is similar to how you would vote at your precinct on Election Day.  Voters are issued a ballot, vote it at the Early Voting Center, and then insert it into a tabulator, just like at a precinct.