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VoteStraight party voting will not be available on the ballot for the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 election.


What does this mean?

Voting will take longer as you will now need to fill in the squares for every candidate you want to vote for.

Data shows that 50% of all voters for both parties voted straight party in past elections. Instead of one square to fill in for a party, you will now have to fill in 16 individual squares for each separate candidate.


High Voter Turnout Projected - Best Times to Beat the Lines

Experts are predicting a very high turnout of voters for this election. The turnout will be much like a Presidential Election. The busiest times are in the morning and evening, before and after work. The best time to vote to beat the long lines is between 10:00am - 3:00pm.


Be Prepared - Read Your Ballot & Decide Before You Go To Vote

Pick up a sample ballot today at the Ypsilanti Township Clerk’s Office (7200 S. Huron River Dr.) between 8:30am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch daily from 12:00pm - 1:00pm).

You can review your sample ballot at home, mark your sample ballot, and take it with you to the polls.
You can also view your ballot and find your voting location at michigan.gov/vote.

The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Register at michigan.gov/vote, Secretary of State Office, or visit the Ypsilanti Township Clerk’s Office (7200 S. Huron River Dr.) between 8:30am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch daily from 12:00pm - 1:00pm).


Absentee Voting

Avoid the lines entirely!

To request an absentee ballot by mail, call (734) 484 - 4700 or contact Karen Lovejoy Roe via contact form.

You can also visit the Ypsilanti Township Clerk’s Office (7200 S. Huron River Dr.) between 8:30am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch daily from 12:00pm - 1:00pm) to pick up a ballot.


Longest Ballot in History

The ballot is two pages long with partisan and non-partisan candidates with 5-6 Proposals. It is best to go to michigan.gov/vote or stop by the Clerk’s Office to view your sample ballot and understand the language for each proposal. Below is a condensed version of proposals.



Proposal 18-1
A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.

Proposal 18-2
A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years

Proposal 18-3
A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution

WASHTENAW COUNTY PROPOSAL: Proposition to Renew the Tax Limitation for Parks and Recreation Purposes Including Acquisition, Development, Maintenance and Operation of Park Lands and Recreation Facilities for the Benefit of Washtenaw County Citizens




Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily