Election Information

Next Election - Primary - August 4, 2020

NOTICE TO VOTERS ON CITY PERMANENT BALLOT APPLICATION MAILING LIST REGARDING MAILING OF ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS
If you have already requested your name to be placed on the permanent absentee ballot application mailing list, your vote-by-mail application for a ballot for the August and November 2020 elections will be mailed to you in early June by the City Clerk's Office of the City of Grosse Pointe.
 
NOTICE TO VOTERS WHO ARE NOT ON THE PERMANENT BALLOT APPLICATION MAILING LIST AS OF MAY 22, 2020
The Michigan Secretary of State announced on May 19, 2020, that all registered voters in Michigan, not on a local permanent ballot application mailing list, will be receiving an application to vote-by-mail in the August and November elections.  The mailing will come directly from the Secretary of State, not the City of Grosse Pointe.

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES
  • Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the Local Clerk for the August 4, 2020 election is Monday, July 20, 2020.
  • Tuesday, July 21 through 8:00 pm on August 4, 2020 - In-person voter registration with proof of residency with the Local Clerk.
  • Friday, July 31, 2020 is the last day to request an Absentee Ballot by mail until 5:00 pm.
  • Up to 4:00 pm on Monday, August 3, 2020 - Electors 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 4, 2020 - 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.
  • Saturday Hours - City Hall will be open for absentee ballots and voter registration the weekend before an election - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Ways to Register to Vote - in-person at City Hall, online or at a local Secretary of State office, or by mail. 


VERIFY YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE         OR              TRACK YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT

Absentee Voting Options 

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 the voting precinct on Election Day.  Absentee ballot applications are available online or at City Hall.   

NEW !! The 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 to return an absentee ballot is green 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 receive an application by mail prior to every election.  (see recently updated information at top of page)

Absentee Voter Applications and Forms can be returned by the following methods:  By mail, dropped off at City Hall, by using the after-hours drop box in front of City Hall (temporary drop box is now located at the corner of Neff Rd. and Maumee Ave. due to parking lot construction), fax the form to 313-885-0820, or email - city@grossepointecity.org.


Sample Ballot for August 4, 2020 - Posted when available (coming soon) 

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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.
Photo identification is required at the polls.  See City Clerk, Document Center for a detailed explanation of 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 city@grossepointecity.org is acceptable ), 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.)