Every Vote Counts!
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced in May that all registered voters would receive an application to request an absent voter ballot for both the August and November elections. According to Benson's office, Michigan voters have embraced this option by a landslide, stating that they have received approximately 1.3 million requests for absentee ballots. Orion has also seen a substantial increase in absent voter ballot requests.
All 15 voting precincts will be open as usual if you would like to vote in person on Election Day. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m. Trained election inspectors will assist voters at each precinct by verifying voter identity and issuing a ballot to each voter.
We are requesting that voters bring their own mask and wear it while inside the precinct. In order to manage social distancing, we will install 'stand here' stickers that will be placed six (6) feet apart for voters as they enter their polling location. Voters will also notice other safety measures including sneeze guards and face masks being worn by all election workers. Table top voting booths will also be set up six (6) feet apart. Voters are encouraged to hand sanitize or wash their hands after they leave their voting precinct. We will not be able to provide hand sanitizer or masks at precincts due to the supply shortage.
All voters have the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot if they prefer to not visit a precinct on Election Day. Whether you're voting at a precinct or by absentee ballot - your vote counts!