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Posted on: October 30, 2018

East Lansing City Clerk’s Office Open Saturday to Issue, Receive Absentee Voter Ballots

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Road, will have special hours this Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to issue and receive absentee voter (AV) ballots for the November 6, 2018 General Election.  

The last day to have an AV ballot mailed is Saturday, Nov. 3 and the last day a voter can apply for an AV ballot and have it issued in person is Monday, Nov. 5 by 4 p.m. 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 can call the City Clerk’s office at (517) 319-6914 with questions.

AV Ballot Drop Box at East Lansing City Hall
An AV ballot drop box is located in the north parking lot of East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road. The drop box provides residents with a convenient way to drop off AV ballot applications and AV ballots without having to exit their vehicles. The securely locked box is checked several times a day and is available 24/7.

Other Election Information & Reminders

  • Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day.
  • By law, every Michigan voter must present picture i.d. at the polls or sign an affidavit attesting that he/she is not in possession of a picture i.d. Learn more: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716-178123--,00.html.
  • Registered voters can visit www.Michigan.gov/vote to find out where they vote and to view their sample ballot. Voters can also call 866-OURVOTE.
  • East Lansing voters can check out City Clerk Jennifer Shuster’s Voting System Tutorial for information on the City’s election equipment and how to use it: https://youtu.be/wfLanaRX-II.

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