Elections in the City of KalamazooThe Elections Division of the City Clerk’s Office exists to foster increasing trust and participation in the electoral process and our democratic institutions through the maintenance of accurate voter registration records, the efficient administration of federal, state, and local elections, and the expansion of voter services.
Upcoming ElectionsIn 2021, elections will be held in May and November. You can find ballot information by jurisdiction and view a personalized sample ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center
Polls are open from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m.
Register to VoteTo register to vote you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by election day, and a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote. You can register to vote online at www.michigan.gov/vote
You can register in person at the following locations:
Kalamazoo County Clerk Kalamazoo City Clerk Secretary of State Branch 201 W Kalamazoo Ave. 241 W. South St. Rm 104 3298 Stadium Drive (269) 383-8840 (269) 337-8793 (888) 767-6424 Map Map Map
You may also register by mail by completing this voter registration application and mailing it directly to the County Clerk's Office.
In addition, the following State agencies offer voter registration services to their clients: Department of Human Services, the Department of Community Health and the Department of Career Development. Military recruitment centers also provide voter registration services.
The Michigan Voter Information Center is can assist in identifying if you are a registered voter. The site also provides other useful information including precinct locations & maps and a calendar of important election dates.
Polling LocationsAll voters are assigned a precinct at the time of registration that can be found on their voter identification card. Voters must vote at their assigned precinct. The Michigan Voter Information Center also provides polling location information, along with other valuable information such as sample ballots, contact information, and dates.
You can also find precinct and district maps here.
Absentee BallotsAll registered voters are eligible to vote via an absentee ballot. You can find more information about voting by absentee ballots and request an application here.
Photo ID at the Polls
Precinct election workers are required to ask for photo identification at the polls. The following are acceptable forms of photo identification assuming they are current and a picture is provided:
- Michigan Driver's License or Personal ID
- Non-Michigan Driver's License or Personal ID
- Federal or state government-issued ID
- U.S. passport
- Military ID
- Student ID - high school or accredited institution of higher education
- Tribal ID card
If no photo ID is available, that voter may sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of a photo ID and vote a regular ballot.
Work at the PollsBecoming a pollworker is a great way to get involved in our community! The City of Kalamazoo employs between 150 and 300 poll workers depending on the election, and we're always recruiting new workers. As the technology used in election processes continues to advance, the need for voters familiar with these processes is greater than ever. Serving as a pollworker is a great way to fulfill civic duty! Poll workers are required to be registered voters in the State of Michigan and are paid $ 150 for the day. To apply, submit a Pollworker Application to the City Clerk's Office.