City Clerk

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The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for the administration of elections, the management and preservation of the City’s official documents, recording City Council minutes, processing business licenses governed by the City Code and coordinating Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to provide accurate information and courteous service in a timely and efficient manner with the highest level of professionalism.

Election Information


Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/elections to learn more about East Lansing elections, including polling locations, election dates and more. Information from the Secretary of State regarding the 2020 Michigan Presidential Primary can be found here. Click here to verify your voter registration, see your sample ballot and track your absentee ballot.

Where Do I Vote and Find Sample Ballots?


Visit michigan.gov/vote or call 866-OURVOTE to confirm your polling location and to find sample ballots.

Voter Information for MSU Students


Visit http://www.msuvote.msu.edu/ for voter registration and election information for MSU students.

DMB Special Assessment


On April 30, 2020, the East Lansing City Council approved a resolution to receive and file a recommendation from the East Lansing Downtown Management Board on the continuation of the Principal Shopping District Project Special Assessment, to declare the project a public necessity, to receive and file Special Assessment Roll 75 for the cost of the district of the property and to set the date and time of two public hearings to be held May 12, 2020 and May 26, 2020 on the continuation of the Special Assessment.

The following documents are online for public examination through May 26:

Questions regarding the Special Assessment Roll can be directed to Amy Schlusler-Schmitt at (517) 319-6931 or aschlus@cityofeastlansing.com.