Communities across metro Detroit are preparing for large crowds on Election day, after already seeing near record levels of absentee voters.
They also are taking action to make sure you have every opportunity to make your voice heard.
Most clerk’s offices will be open from at least 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to give people an additional chance to pick up or drop off their absentee ballots.
At the Southfield City Clerk’s Office, people were lined up on Friday to vote.
As of Friday afternoon, the office had already received more than eleven thousand absentee ballots, close to the number turned in during the last presidential election.
In the City of Detroit every precinct has seen an increase in absentee ballot requests.
In response, the city has opened several satellite polling locations in addition to its main clerk’s office.
7 Action News stopped by one on Friday at the Rosa Parks Transit Center. There was a steady stream of voters.
Voters are also able to vote early at the Wayne County Community College campuses on Connor and West Outer Drive. They will all be open on Saturday until 4 p.m.
Hours vary for early voting opportunities.
If you still want to pick up and turn in an absentee ballot call your local clerk for your community’s hours.