Election Information

 



Questions?? - Send an email to elections@grossepointecity.org

For the most up to date information regarding voter registration, absentee voting, polling locations, sample ballots, candidate filing information, and much more visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.mi.gov/vote.



        February 27, 2024, Presidential Primary Unofficial Results - CLICK HERE



                              August 6, 2024, Primary Election

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES:

  • Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the Local Clerk for the August 6, 2024 election is July 22, 2024.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024, Public Accuracy Test at 2 pm - City Hall Conference Room, 17147 Maumee Ave.
  • Tuesday, July 23 through 8:00 pm on August 6, 2024 - In-person voter registration with proof of residency with the Local Clerk.
  • Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, August 4, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm daily - Early Voting in the City Council Chambers, 17145 Maumee Ave.
  • Friday, August 2, 2024, is the last day to request an Absentee Ballot by mail until 5:00 pm.
  • Up to 4:00 pm on Monday, August 5, 2024 - Voters may obtain an absent voter ballot in-person and vote and submit ballot in the Clerk’s office.  Photo ID required.
  • On Election Day - Tuesday, August 6, 2024 - Election Day new registrants may obtain and vote an absent voter ballot in person in the Local Clerk’s office or vote in-person in the proper precinct.  Additional instructions will be provided by Clerk staff at time of in-person registration at City Hall.
  • On Election Day - Tuesday, August 6, 2024 - Precinct Canvass of Early Voting votes will be conducted in the City Hall Conference Room, 17147 Maumee Ave. beginning at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Hours - City Hall will be open for absentee ballots and voter registration the weekend before an election - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Ways to Register to Vote - in-person at City Hall, online, at a local Secretary of State office, or by mail. 



VERIFY YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE         OR           TRACK YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT

SAMPLE BALLOT -
Sample Ballots for the current election can be viewed at mvic.sos.state.mi.us


Ways to Register to Vote:   
 In-person at City Hall, online, at a local Secretary of State office, or by mail. 


Absentee Voter Ballot Applications
Absentee Ballot Applications for the February 27, 2024, Presidential Primary Election, August 6, 2024, Primary Election, and November 5, 2024, Presidential Election were mailed out to voters on December 28, 2023.  The application looks like the one shown below:
        AV Application Feb. 2024 - blank 


Permanent Ballot List Applications
With the passage of proposal 2 in November 2022, Michigan voters can now choose to be on a Permanent Ballot List and automatically receive a ballot for each election without having to apply each election.

Permanent Mail Ballot List - Voters can request to be on the Permanent Mail Ballot List for all future elections.  Voters who join the mailing list must do so in writing and will automatically receive a ballot by mail for EVERY election.  Email submittal to elections@grossepointecity.org.

Permanent Mail Ballot Application
 


3 Ways to Vote
1. VOTE BY MAIL
A.  Absentee Voting Option
All eligible registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
Absentee voting is a convenient way to cast a ballot instead of going to your voting precinct on Election Day.
Even though you may be on the Permanent List, you still must submit an application for an absentee ballot for every election.

B.  Permanent Mail Ballot Option
Under the Michigan Constitution and PA 86 of 2023, any registered voter may “have an absent voter ballot sent to the voter before each election by submitting a single signed absent voter ballot application covering all future elections.” An elector with a verified application to become a Permanent Mail Ballot Voter must be sent an absent voter ballot before each election unless the application is rescinded.

          * You will no longer need to complete an application for each election
          * You will automatically receive a ballot for every election
          * You will need to contact the Clerk's office if you will be out of town

          Fill out the Absentee Ballot Request Form or Permanent Mail Ballot Request Form and submit it to the City Clerk:
          Grosse Pointe City Clerk
          17147 Maumee Avenue
          Grosse Pointe MI 48230-1589
          elections@grossepointecity.org

         Ways to Request an Absentee Ballot                                                        
          Apply ONLINE, click online
          Print and Complete Absentee Ballot Request Form
          Print and Complete Permanent Mail Ballot Request Form
          Pickup application at City Hall
          Military and Overseas Civilian

         Ways to Return Absentee Ballot Applications and Permanent Mail Ballot Request Forms
          Use City Drop Box - 24/7  (located in front of City Hall)
          By Mail - 17147 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
          Fax - 313-885-0820
          Email form or photo of form (showing signature) to elections@grossepointecity.org

          Ways to Return a Voted Absentee Ballot 
          Use City Drop Box - 24/7  (located in front of City Hall)
          Bring into City Hall
          By Mail - Please mail at least 7 business days prior to Election Day by use of the prepaid postage envelope provided
          Return ASAP or by Election Day - No postmarks accepted

Absent Voter Ballot envelopes have a new look redesigned to meet USPS standards.  A voter who requests an absentee ballot will receive a blue and white envelope containing their ballot.  The envelope with prepaid postage to return an absentee ballot is purple and white, and must be signed and dated to be counted.         

Permanent Absentee Voter List - Voters can request to be on the Permanent Absentee Voter List for future elections. Voters who join the mailing list must do so in writing and will then receive an application by mail prior to every election.   Email submittal to elections@grossepointecity.org.
Permanent Absentee Voter List Application 

Permanent Mail Ballot List - Voters can request to be on the Permanent Mail Ballot List for all future elections.  Voters who join the mailing list must do so in writing and will automatically receive a ballot by mail for EVERY election.  Email submittal to elections@grossepointecity.org.
Permanent Mail Ballot Application


2. EARLY VOTING
Early Voting is casting a ballot in person prior to Election Day.  Ballots are casted in the same manner as on Election Day by inserting the voted ballot into a tabulator.  Early voting totals are tabulated after 8pm on Election Day.

EARLY VOTING SITE:   
City of Grosse Pointe Council Chambers, 17145 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe, MI.
DAYS:    Early Voting is open nine (9) consecutive days beginning on the second Saturday prior to the election and ending the Sunday prior to the election.
TIME:     Early Voting is from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily

Department of State Early In-Person Voting Webpage
The Department of State has published a new early in-person voting webpage providing answers to many frequently asked questions regarding early voting and early voting sites, CLICK HERE.


3. ELECTION DAY VOTING
     What to Expect When Voting At The Polls
     Instructions on How to Mark Your Ballot and Use Voting Equipment in the City of Grosse Pointe - click here

     When are the polls open?

     Voting hours for all elections are 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

     Do I Need Photo ID?
     You will be asked to show a photo ID when you check in to vote. If you don’t have one, you can still vote.  If this happens, expect a poll worker to ask you to
     sign a form before you vote that explains you didn’t have possession of your ID at the time of check-in.
     Your ballot will be included with all others and counted on Election Day.
     Acceptable forms of photo identification.

     Where do residents of the City of Grosse Pointe vote?
     All registered voters who live in the City of Grosse Pointe vote at Maire School, 740 Cadieux Road.  (Parking lot entrance is off of Waterloo).



Am I Eligible to Vote?

Qualified voters must be able to answer yes to the following statements: 

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are a resident of the State of Michigan for 30 days
  • You are a resident of the City of Grosse Pointe

Is there a Permanent Absentee Ballot Application Mailing List?
Yes.  If you would like an application for an Absentee Ballot mailed to you approximately 6 weeks prior to the election, please submit a request in writing (email submittal to elections@grossepointecity.org), using the Perm AV List Request form (link above), or call (313) 885-5800.  A voter who submits a request will have their name placed on the permanent list; which allows an application to be mailed to you prior to each election.

Because I registered to vote by mail and have not voted in Michigan before, I must vote in person.  Is there a way I can vote absentee?
Under Michigan law, if you register to vote by mail, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate (this provision does not apply if you are 60 years old, disabled, or an overseas voter.)