EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to engage more voters in the community, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Road, will have expanded hours leading up to the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election to register voters and issue and receive absentee voter ballots.
The City Clerk’s office will have the following expanded hours leading up to Election Day:
- Tuesday, Feb. 25: 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 27: 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 3: 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
- Thursday, March 5: 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 7: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
- Sunday, March 8: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Those with a valid Michigan driver’s license or state ID can register to vote online at mi.gov/vote. Eligible voters can also register to vote in person with proof of residency at the City Clerk’s office during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.) and during the expanded hours.
Community members are reminded that any registered voter may now request an absentee voter (AV) ballot with no reason required. The last day to have an AV ballot mailed is Friday, March 6 and the last day a registered voter can apply for an AV ballot and have it issued in-person is Monday, March 9 by 4 p.m. Those registering to vote on Election Day (those who aren’t already registered) will have the opportunity to receive and vote an AV ballot in person at the East Lansing City Clerk’s office.
All AV ballots must be returned to the City Clerk’s office, not a voter’s precinct, by 8 p.m. on Election Day. An AV ballot application and additional election information can be found at www.cityofeastlansing.com/elections. Applications can also be requested at the City Clerk’s office.
Community members with questions can call the City Clerk’s office at (517) 319-6914.