City Clerk’s Office Open Saturday, November 5 to Assist City Voters

Published on November 04, 2022

The Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 for voter registration and absentee balloting. Two locations are available to assist City of Kalamazoo voters:  the City Hall Office, located at 241 W. South Street, and a branch office in the lower level of the Bernhard Center on the campus of Western Michigan University. Eligible voters can visit either location to register to vote, request or return an absentee ballot, or vote early by absentee ballot. Both locations have the same hours and can assist all city voters. 

Today, Friday, November 4 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to request that an absentee ballot be delivered by mail. Absentee ballots will be available in person on Saturday, November 5 and Monday, November 7 until 4:00 p.m. Voters requesting an absentee ballot in person on Monday will be required to complete their ballot before leaving the office. 

Qualified residents may still register and be eligible to vote on November 8 in person at either location of the City Clerk’s Office, with proof of residency. Voters who register in person on Election Day may vote an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s Office at the time they register. Residents registered to vote in the City prior to Election Day who did not previously obtain an absentee ballot must vote in their precinct.  

In order to be counted, absentee ballots must be returned to one of the City Clerk’s Office locations or placed in an official City of Kalamazoo drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. Voters that have not yet returned their absentee ballots are strongly encouraged to do so in person or place them in an official drop box to ensure they are delivered in time to be counted.   

“We strongly urge voters to take advantage of their voting options,” said Scott Borling, Kalamazoo’s City Clerk. “We’ve expanded our services to make voting easier and more convenient. Voting by absentee ballot is as secure as voting in person.”   

Both City Clerk's Office locations will be open Monday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offices and polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.   

“Kalamazoo’s elections have always been fair and accurately reflected the will of Kalamazoo voters,” Borling continued. “The election next Tuesday will be no different. No matter how you plan to vote, make a plan and have your voice heard.”   

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