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Posted on: September 29, 2023

Absentee Ballots Now Available for City of East Lansing Voters Ahead of November Election

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning Thursday, Sept. 28, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office has absentee ballots available for the Nov. 7 election. Voters who had applied for an absentee ballot earlier this month will receive their ballot in the mail within a few days.

Voters who wish to vote absentee in this year’s election may still submit an application to receive a ballot through the mail or in person at East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road. Applications for absentee ballots may be requested from the City Clerk’s Office in person or by phone at (517) 319-6914. Voters may also request an absentee voter ballot online from the Michigan Voter Information Center at

Those who are voting by absentee ballot have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to return their ballots to the City Clerk’s office in person or using one of the ballot drop boxes at the following locations:

  • East Lansing City Hall north lot, 410 Abbot Road
  • East Lansing Department of Public Works, 1800 E. State Road
  • MSU-CATA Transportation Center, 592 N. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road

Drop boxes are checked daily by authorized staff from the City Clerk’s office. Be sure to sign and seal envelopes when returning ballots. 

Voters with questions or concerns regarding ballots or elections in general, should contact the City Clerk’s Office directly. Providing education to voters and clearing up any election misinformation remains a high priority for the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk's Office staff are happy to address any questions or concerns voters may have. Voters may contact the City Clerk’s Office at or (517) 319-6914.  

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