The November 3 Election is approaching quickly. Make sure you are ready to vote on or before Tuesday, November 3. Know your options, where and how to vote, and make a plan to have your voice heard in November!
City Clerk's Office locations:
City Hall, 241 W South Street
Bernhard Center, First Floor, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Avenue
City Clerk's Office hours (both locations):
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., plus
Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, November 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Drop box locations:
St. Johns Place at Lovell Street behind City Hall
Douglass Community Association, 1000 W Paterson Street
Eastside Neighborhood Association, 1301 E Main Street
City of Kalamazoo Stockbridge Offices, 415 E Stockbridge Avenue
Kalamazoo Public Safety Station 7, 2331 Parkview Avenue
Check your voter registration:
Visit www.michigan.gov/vote to easily check your registration status online. You can also call 3-1-1 or (269) 337-8000 to check.
Register to vote for the November 3 Election:
Michigan residents can still register to vote through 8 p.m. on Election Day. To register and be able to vote on November 3, you MUST register in-person at either location of the City Clerk's Office with proof of residency. You can vote an absente ballot after you register or wait and vote at the polls on November 3.
Request an absentee ballot:
Voters can request an absentee ballot in person at either location of the City Clerk's Office. Voters are encouraged to request and return absentee ballots in person to avoid any possible delays caused by mailing. Voters can request an absentee ballot in person until 4 p.m. on Monday, November 2.
Voters can also request an absentee ballot online or by mail through Friday, October 30.
On Election Day, you can only vote an absentee ballot if you are a newly registered voter. If you are already a registered voter, you must vote at your precinct on Election Day.
Return an absentee ballot:
Absentee ballots can be returned by mail, to an office location, or to one of the drop boxes available to Kalamazoo voters. Voters are strongly encouraged to return their ballots to a drop box or directly to one of the City Clerk's Office locations to ensure it is received before the deadline of 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Votes that are not received by 8 p.m. on Election Day cannot be counted, even if they are in the mail. You can verify that your absentee ballot has been received at www.michigan.gov/vote.
Voting at the polls:
Polls will be open in all precincts from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Voters are strongly encouraged to wear a mask to protect themselves, other voters, and the people who are working at the polls.
You can find your polling location at www.michigan.gov/vote or by calling 3-1-1 or (269) 337-8000.
Voting from a nursing home or campus:
If you or someone you know needs help voting from a nursing home or campus and is not able to visit the City Clerk's Office, please call 3-1-1 or (269) 337-8000 for help as soon as possible. Our Elections staff will be able to let these voters know what options are available.
This election is expected to see an unprecedented amount of absentee voting, which will likely cause election results to be delayed. The City of Kalamazoo and all our Elections team is dedicated to ensuring that all elections are administered with honesty and integrity. Please be patient as votes are counted and results are determined.