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Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6

Polls open: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Absentee Voting

For City of Lansing voters only, The South Washington Office Complex Elections Unit, located at 2500 S. Washington Ave. will be open Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, and Friday, Nov. 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and The Elections Unit is also open Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for in-person absentee voting.

The Clerk’s Office is not allowed to be open on Sunday because of state law.

Monday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. Ballots requested on Monday, Nov. 5, must be voted in person at the Clerk’s Office at 124 W. Michigan Ave, 9th Floor or 2500 S. Washington Ave.

Absentee Voting Absentee ballot applications are available at: lansingmi.gov/Elections. The application will then need to be completed, signed, and returned.

One of the quickest ways is to take a picture of a completed application and email it to city.clerk@lansingmi.gov

Both Lansing City Hall and the 2500 South Washington Office have a secure 24-hour drop box for any completed absentee ballot application or absentee ballot. As we get closer to Election Day, we encourage the public to use the drop boxes rather than U.S Post office or a delivery service.

All absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov 6. Ballots in the mail do not count.

A voter may request an absentee voter’s ballot for any of the following six reasons: 1. 60 years of age or older 2. Physically unable to attend the polls without assistance of another 3. Appointed precinct worker in a precinct other than the precinct where the voter lives 4. Expects to be absent from the community in which the voter is registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day 5. Cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of the voter’s religion, or 6. Cannot attend the polls because the voter is confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.

The City of Lansing implemented new election equipment in August 2017 and voters must now completely darken the oval opposite each choice on the ballot.

Walk-in Absentee Voting In One Stop, you may complete the absentee ballot application and ballot if you come into the City Clerk’s office with a picture ID.

If you have any questions related to these services, please contact the Lansing City Clerk at (517) 483-4131 or visit the Clerk’s web page at www.lansingmi.gov/clerk


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