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November 2 Municipal Election

On Tuesday, November 2, Kalamazoo voters will elect new representatives to serve as Mayor and City Commissioners. Information about registering and voting in the November election is provided below. Make a plan and be ready to vote on or before November 2! 

Who is on the ballot?

Below is the list of candidates approved by the City Election Commission to be on the November 2 ballot for the offices of Mayor and City Commissioner:

Mayor:

David Anderson, 513 Stuart Avenue

Benjamin Stanley, 1008 W. North Street

City Commission:

Steven Chandler, 1310 Palmer Avenue

Don Cooney, 1221 Vassar Drive

Qianna Decker, 3006 Bronson Blvd

Alphonso Harris, 911 N. Burdick Street

Stephanie Hoffman, 1002 North Rose Street

Esteven Juarez, 1226 Washington Avenue

Marshall Kilgore, 525 Minor Avenue, Apt 3

James Mitchell, 2513 Outlook Street

Write-In Candidates:

Below is the list of candidates who have successfully filled a Write-In Candidate Declaration of Intent form for the offices of Mayor and City Commissioner for the November 2 election. The filing deadline for write-in candidates is Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4:00pm.  

No candidates have filed at this time. 


Where can I check my voter registration?

 You can check your voter registration online at www.mi.gov/vote.


Where can I check my voter registration?

Unregistered voters seeking to participate in the November 2 election are encouraged to submit their voter registration form by mail, email, or register to vote online. 

Register to vote online athttps://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

To register by mail or email, complete the Michigan Voter Registration Application and send to:

Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office
241 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Or email it toelections@kalamazoocity.org

You can register to vote at the Kalamazoo City Clerk's Office in City Hall*, Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office*, or at any Secretary of State branch office*, or by mail until Monday, October 18th to be eligible for the November 2 election. 

*Please check business hours or make a necessary appointment before leaving home. 

If you are registering on or after October 19, you must register to vote at the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office, located at 241 West South Street, in order to be eligible for the November 2 election.  Please check business hours of Kalamazoo City Hall before leaving home. 


When is the last day to register to vote by mail? 

Monday, October 18, 2021

To register by mail, complete the Michigan Voter Registration Application and mail to:

Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office
241 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

The voter registration application must be postmarked by Monday, October 18, 2021.


When is the last day to register to vote in person?

8 pm on Election Day 

Anyone who wishes to register on or after October 19, 2021, including on Election Day, must register in person at the Kalamazoo City Clerk's Office in City Hall and provide proof of residency. 

Documents that will be accepted for Residency Verification include:

  • Michigan Driver’s License or Personal ID Card
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document

Items must include the applicant’s name and current address.  Electronic copies of these documents will be accepted. 

New voters can pick up an absentee ballot in person when they register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office until 8pm on Election Day.


How do I get a ballot for the November 2 election?

To receive an absentee ballot though the mail, an Absentee Ballot Request Form must be received in the Clerk’s Office by Friday, October 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Request forms can be returned by mail, email, or fax to:

Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office
241 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Email: elections@kalamazoocity.org
Fax: (269) 337-8494

All registered voters are eligible to vote by mail. Absentee Ballot Request Forms for the November 2 election will be mailed to voters on the permanent request form list the first week of September 2021.  If you would like to receive an absentee ballot or you did not receive/misplaced your Absentee Ballot Request Form, you can find it here

Voters may also request a ballot in person at the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall until Monday, November 1st at 4:00 p.m.

 All voters will be encouraged to wear a face covering, sanitize, and stand at least 6 feet apart.

Ballots for the November 2nd election MUST be received by the City Clerk's Office or placed in one of the City drop boxes no later than 8pm on Election Day. 


How do I return my ballot?

Ballots must be received by the Clerk’s Office by 8:00 p.m. election day.

One First Class postage stamp is provided on the return envelope of all absentee ballots. If you choose to return your ballot by mail, please return your ballot as soon as possible. We recommend mailing your ballot at least one week before election day.

You can also return your ballot to one of our drop boxes: 

                        City Hall, on St. John’s Place near Lovell Street

                        Douglass Community Association, 1000 W. Paterson Street

                        City of Kalamazoo Stockbridge Office, 415 E. Stockbridge Ave

                        Eastside Neighborhood Association, 13 E. Main Street

                        Kalamazoo Public Safety Station 7, 2331 Parkview Avenue

                       
Or you can return your ballot in person to the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall. City Hall is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with the following extended hours:   

Saturday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


How do I vote by mail for every election?

To receive an absentee ballot request form for every election, ask the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office about joining the Permanent Absentee Voter Application List.  Please call (269) 337-8793 or email elections@kalamazoocity.org to make the request.


Will my polling place be open for the November 2nd election?

Yes.  Polling places for the November 2nd election will be open.  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Can I register to vote at my polling place?

No, if you are not already registered to vote by Election Day, you must register to vote at the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office.   However, you may vote an absentee ballot at in the City Clerk’s Office after you register to vote, or you can take your registration receipt and vote in person at your polling place.

 

 

 

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