Election Information


Absentee Ballots can be returned at no cost by using the City drop box outside in front of City Hall, 24/7.

Important Notices about your Absentee Ballot Application for November!

DUAL APPLICATIONS - If you submitted a dual application before the August election, indicating that you want a ballot for both the August and November elections, you do not need to submit another application.  The ballot for the November election will be sent to you when ballots are available.  
Can't remember if you submitted a dual application?  Look it up now! Click on Your Voter Information  click here.

NEED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR NOVEMBER?   Scroll down for ways to request a ballot below.    

BENEFITS OF VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
  • You will avoid potential long lines at the polls
  • You can take your time studying the ballot
  • You can stay safe and vote from home


Next Election - General - November 3, 2020

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES

  • Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the Local Clerk for the November 3, 2020 election is Monday, October 19, 2020.
  • Tuesday, October 20 through 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020 - In-person voter registration with proof of residency with the Local Clerk.
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 is the last day to request an Absentee Ballot by mail until 5:00 pm.
  • Up to 4:00 pm on Monday, November 2, 2020 - 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, November 3, 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 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
  • 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 for November 3, 2020 

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.  Even though you may be on the Permanent List, you still must submit an application for an absentee ballot for every election.

Fill out the absentee ballot request form and submit it to the City Clerk:
Grosse Pointe City Clerk
17147 Maumee Avenue
Grosse Pointe MI 48230-1589

Ways to Request an Absentee Ballot                                                        
Apply ONLINE, click online
Complete and Print fillable form
Pickup application at City Hall

Ways to Return Absentee Ballot Applications
Use City Drop Box - 24/7
By Mail 
Fax form to 313-885-0820
Email form to city@grossepointecity.org

Ways to Return a Voted Absentee Ballot 
Use City Drop Box - 24/7
Bring into City Hall
By Mail - Please mail at least 5-7 business days prior to Election Day
Return ASAP or by Election Day 

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. 
Permanent Absentee Voter List Application 

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.
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.)