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Voter Information for the August 3, 2021 Election

The election on Tuesday, August 3 will be for those Kalamazoo voters living in the Portage Public School District only. The only ballot item is related to Portage Public Schools. 

Answers to frequently asked questions about registration, voting, and absentee ballots are provided below. If you have questions or need assistance, please call 311 or (269) 337-8000, or email elections@kalamazoocity.org

 

Where can I check my voter registration? 

You can check your voter registration at mi.gov/vote.

 


How do I register to vote?

Unregistered voters seeking to participate in the August 3 election can register by mail, email, or online. 

Register online:

Eligible voters can register online at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

Register by mail or email:

To register by mail or email, complete the Michigan Voter Registration Application and send to:

Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office
241 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Or send it via email to elections@kalamazoocity.org

Register in person:

You can register to vote at the Kalamazoo City Clerk's Office in City Hall, the Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office, or at any Secretary of State branch office until Monday, July 19 to be eligible to vote in the August 3 election. 

*Please check business hours or make a necessary appointment before leaving home. 

If you are registering on or after July 19, you must register to vote at the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office, located at 241 West South Street, in order to be eligible for the August 3 election. Please check business hours of Kalamazoo City Hall before leaving home. 

 


When is the last day to register to vote by mail?

Monday, July 19, 2021

 To register by mail, complete the Michigan Voter Registration Application and send to:

Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office
241 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

The voter registration application must be postmarked by Monday, July 19, 2021.

 


When is the last day to register to vote in person?

8 p.m. on Election Day

Anyone who wishes to register on or after July 19, 2021, including on Election Day, must register in person at the Kalamazoo City Clerk's Office in City Hall and provide proof of residency. Documents that will be accepted for residency verification include:

  • Michigan Driver’s License or Personal ID Card
  • Current utility bill 
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document

Items must include the applicant’s name and current address. Electronic copies of these documents will be accepted. 

New voters can pick up an absentee ballot in person when they register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office until 8pm on Election Day.

 


How do I get a ballot?

To receive an absentee ballot though the mail, an Absentee Ballot Request Form must be received in the Clerk’s Office by Friday, July 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Request forms can be returned by mail, email, or fax to:

Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office
241 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Email: elections@kalamazoocity.org
Fax: (269) 337-8494

All registered voters are eligible to vote by mail. Absentee Ballot Request Forms were mailed to voters on the permanent request form list in the Portage Public School District on Thursday, June 3.  If you would like to receive an absentee ballot or you did not receive/misplaced your Absentee Ballot Request Form, you can find it here.

Voters may also request a ballot in person at the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall until 4 p.m. on Monday, August 2.  

Ballots MUST be received by the City Clerk's Office or placed in one of the City drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. 

 


 How do I return my ballot?

Ballots must be received by the Clerk’s Office by 8:00 p.m. election day. 

Return by mail:

First Class postage is provided on the return envelope of all absentee ballots. If you choose to return your ballot by mail, please return your ballot as soon as possible. We recommend mailing your ballot at least one week before election day.

Return to a drop box: 

  • City Hall, on St. John’s Place near Lovell Street
  • Douglass Community Association, 1000 W. Paterson Street
  • City of Kalamazoo Stockbridge Office, 415 E. Stockbridge Ave
  • Eastside Neighborhood Association, 13 E. Main Street
  • Kalamazoo Public Safety Station 7, 2331 Parkview Avenue

Return in person to the City Clerk's Office at City Hall: 

Office Hours (Mon-Fri) 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, July 30 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 2 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

 


How do I vote by mail in every election?

To receive an absentee ballot application for every election, ask the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office about joining the Permanent Absentee Voter Application List.  Please call 311 or email elections@kalamazoocity.org to make the request.

 


Will my polling place be open?

Yes, polling places will be open for voters living in the Portage Public School District. Precincts 17, 25, and 26 will be open. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

 


Can I register to vote at my polling place? 

No, if you are not already registered to vote by Election Day, you must register to vote at the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office.   However, you may vote an absentee ballot at in the City Clerk’s Office after you register to vote, or you can take your registration receipt and vote in person at your polling place.

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