Current Election Information
Next Election in the City of Grand Rapids
State General Election
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Know Before you Go
We've created a guide to help you get prepared before you go vote.
Know Before You Go - Voting FAQs(PDF, 1MB)
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.
View Online | Download PDF(PDF, 110KB)
Note: Ballots are precinct-specific, and the ballot linked above is for Ward 1 Precinct 1.
Registration Deadlines and Absentee Voting
Voter Registration Deadline
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Mailed Absentee Ballot Deadline
We must receive your request for a ballot to be mailed by this date and time.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 2:00 pm
In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline
Monday, November 5, 2018 4:00 pm
You must vote in the Clerk's Office. You will not be able to take the ballot with you.
Weekday Extended Hours for Absentee VotinG
- Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weekend Opportunities for Absentee Voting
- Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Because of State Law, no absentee ballots can be issued after November 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm. The voted ballot must be received by 8:00 pm on election day in order to be counted.
Apply for an Absentee Ballot
You can check your voter registration status online using the State of Michigan's website.
Check Voter Status