Important dates and links for voters

Michigan Municipal General Elections
Voting booths. Grand Rapids Magazine file photo.

The Michigan Municipal General Election is tomorrow, Nov. 7, 2023. Mayor candidates for some municipalities as well as bond proposals make up the bulk of the ballot items.

For a list of what’s on the ballot in the Grand Rapids area, visit this link

The Absentee Ballot Request Deadline is today, Nov. 6. Absentee ballots must be received by Tuesday, Nov 7, 8 p.m.

Voter Registration Deadline is Nov. 7 (if done in person). Voters who register from 14 days prior to an election through Election Day, vote using a provisional ballot for that election. Find out how to register if you haven’t already, here.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Michigan residents can find out if they are registered to vote (and which precinct and ward) at this link.

This link will help you find out information about where to find your clerk, polling place, and sample ballots. Sample ballots are different according to geographical location so be sure to locate your polling place before viewing a sample ballot. 

For a list of area drop boxes for absentee ballots, click here. This link also provides addresses for election day polling locations by ward and precinct.


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