Election Information

Next Election - Presidential Primary - March 10, 2020

  • Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the Local Clerk for the March 10, 2020 election is Monday, February 24, 2020.
  • February 25 through 8:00 pm on March 10, 2020 - In-person voter registration with proof of residency with the Local Clerk.
  • Friday, March 6 is the last day to request an Absentee Ballot by mail until 5:00 pm.
  • Up to 4:00 pm on Monday, March 9, 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, March 10, 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.


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 starting with the March Presidential Primary.         

Permanent Absentee Voter List - Voters can also 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.  

Forms and Applications can be returned by the following methods:  mail, dropped off at City Hall, by using the after-hours drop box in front of City Hall, fax 313-885-0820, or email - city@grossepointecity.org.

Sample Ballot for March 10, 2020 
Pct 1 -   Dem     Rep     No Party/Proposal Only             Pct 2 -   Dem     Rep      No Party/Proposal Only

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 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

How do I obtain an Absentee Ballot?
Any registered voter who cannot go to the polls on election day may obtain an Absentee Ballot.  You may apply in person or by mail - as early as 75 days in advance and up to 5:00 pm the Friday preceding the election.  Note:  A written request for an Absentee Ballot must include your signature, date and date of birth.  
Absentee Ballot Application - click here                                  Track Your Absentee Ballot

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 is acceptable), using the AV Perm 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.

How do I register to Vote in the City of Grosse Pointe?  
Register in person during regular business hours at the City Clerk's Office or register at your local Secretary of State.  The 14th day preceding the election is the deadline for registering to vote other than in person at the Local Clerk's office.  Remember!  If you move, even within the Pointes, you must re-register at the new address.  A name change also requires re-registration.  

You can verify your voter registration status at the State of Michigan website at:  www.michigan.gov/sos or at the City Clerk's Office.

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.)