Current Election Information

Next Election(s) in the City of Grand Rapids

August 6, 2019

Municipal Primary Election - Registration By Mail Deadline: July 22, 2019. Qualified electors may register to vote at the Clerk's Office between July 23, 2019 and August 6, 2019.

On the ballot

  • 2nd Ward City Commissioner
  • Library Board Commissioner

November 5, 2019

Municipal General Election - Registration By Mail Deadline: October 21, 2019. Qualified electors may register to vote at the Clerk's Office between October 22, 2019 and November 5, 2019.

On the ballot

  • Mayor
  • 1st Ward City Commissioner
  • 2nd Ward City Commissioner (TBD)
  • 3rd Ward City Commissioner
  • Library Board Commissioner

Know Before you Go

We've created some resources to help you get prepared before you go vote.

City Clerk's Voting Tips


Sample Ballot

The State of Michigan provides a sample ballot to help you prepare to vote before you go to the polls. You can view the ballot online or download a PDF copy at the link below titled "Check Voter Status".

Note: Ballots are precinct-specific.

Sample Ballot


Registration Deadlines and Absentee Voting

Voter Registration Deadline

15 days prior to any election

Mailed Absentee Ballot Deadline

In order to mail a ballot to you, we must receive your written request by 5:00 pm the Friday before the election.

In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline

Because of State Law, no absentee ballots can be issued after 4:00 pm the Monday before the election.

You must vote your absentee ballot in the Clerk's Office on this day; you will not be able to take the ballot with you.

All voted ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on election day in order to be counted.

Apply for an Absentee Ballot

You may mail, e-mail or fax your completed application to us.


Registration Status

You can check your voter registration status online using the State of Michigan's website.

Check Voter Status