Current Election Information

Next Election(s) in the City of Grand Rapids

MAY 7, 2019

Kentwood School District Special Election (for voters in the Kentwood School District ONLY)

August 6, 2019

Municipal Primary Election (TBD - dependent upon the number of candidates who file)

November 5, 2019

Municipal General Election

Know Before you Go

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


Sample Ballot (not available at this time)

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.


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 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