Voting info

LEARN WHERE AND HOW YOU CAN VOTE!

If you want to check your voter registration status, CLICK HERE to be directed to the Michigan Voter Information Center

Per the City Clerk’s Website:

Absent Voter Ballots (available until 2pm Saturday at City Clerk’s office):

Absent Voter Ballots are available to all voters who meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
  • Voter is 60 years of age or older.
  • Voter expects to be absent from the community in which he/she is registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.
  • Voter is physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another person.
  • Voter cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of his/her religion.
  • Voter has been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where he/she resides.
  • Voter cannot attend the polls because he/she is confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
**Voters who apply IN PERSON for an absent voter ballot are required to provide photo identification or must complete an affidavit.
To obtain an Absent Voter Ballot application form, please call (616) 456-3010 or you may download the application by clicking here (PDF).
BASIC REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Registration
  • Must be a U.S. citizen;
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day;
  • Must be a resident of Michigan and the City or Township where you are applying to register to vote.

Where to Register

You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail; at your county, city or township clerk’s office; or by visiting any Secretary of State branch office.  If you would like to register by mail, fill out the Voter Registration Form .  If you live in the City of Grand Rapids mail your form to the address below.  If you do not live in the City of Grand Rapids, mail your form to your County Clerk.
Grand Rapids City Clerk’s Office                    picture
Voter Registration
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
When
You must register at least 30 days before the election.  This gives the clerk time to process the forms and send you a Voter Identification Card.  You must also re-register to vote whenever you move to a new city or township.
How
If you move within a city or township, you must update your address.  This can be handled through your local clerk, at a Secretary of State branch office, by mail, or at any other location where voter registrations are accepted.  Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver’s license purposes.  Consequently, if you submit a driver’s license address change, it will be applied to your voter’s registration.  Similarly, if you submit a voter registration address change, it will be applied to your driver’s license.
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