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 some resources to help you get prepared before you go vote.

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.

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

Registration Status

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

Check Voter Status