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November 3 Presidential Election

  • Tuesday, November 3 Election

    Below is information about registering and voting for the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 3rd. For additional information, please call 3-1-1 (or (269) 337-8000) for assistance, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    » Make a plan to vote
    » Check your registration and register early if you need to
    » If you are voting absentee, request and return your ballot early
    » Make sure that you sign your absentee ballot
    » You can check your registration, polling location, and request & track absentee ballots at michigan.gov/vote

  • City Clerk's Office Hours

    Starting October 5, the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall and a branch office at the Bernhard Center at WMU will be open weekdays from 9am – 5pm. Through October 2, the City Clerk's Office is open 9am - 3pm at City Hall ONLY. 

    Both offices will have extended or adjusted hours on the following days:

    Monday, October 19: 9am – 9pm 
    (On or before October 19 you do not need proof of residency and you can register online, by mail, at the City Clerk's Office, or at a branch of the Secretary of State. Eligible voters can register after this date through November 3 at the City Clerk’s office only with proof of residency.)

    Saturday, October 24: 10am – 6pm

    Tuesday, October 27: 9am – 9pm

    Saturday, October 31: 10am – 6pm

    Monday, November 2: 9am – 4pm

    Tuesday, November 3: 7am – 8pm 
    (Election Day, all absentee ballots must be received by the City Clerk's Office by 8pm)

    Both office locations are open to all City of Kalamazoo voters. Staff can assist with voter registration, requesting/returning absentee ballots, or other election-related requests.


  • How do I check my voter registration?

    You can check your voter registration at michigan.gov/vote.

  • How do I register to vote?

    Unregistered voters seeking to participate in the November 3rd election can register by mail, online, or in-person.

    Register to Vote Online

    Click here to register to vote online, michigan.gov/vote

    Register by Mail or Email

    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 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Register In-person

    You can register to vote at the Kalamazoo City Clerk's Office in City Hall, our Branch City Clerk’s Office at the Bernhard Center on the Campus of Western Michigan University (starting October 5th), Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office, at any Secretary of State branch office*, or by mail until Monday, October 19th to be eligible for the November 3rd election.*Please check business hours or make a necessary appointment before leaving home.

    If you are registering on or after October 20th, you must register to vote at the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office or the branch office in the Bernhard Center at WMU, in order to be eligible for the November 3rd election.

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

    Monday, October 19, 2020

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

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

    Or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The voter registration application must be postmarked by Monday, October 19, 2020.

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

    8 p.m. on Election Day

    Anyone who wishes to register on or after October 20, 2020, including on Election Day, must register in-person at the Kalamazoo City Clerk's Office or branch office in the Bernhard Center on WMU's campus 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 complete 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 an absentee ballot for the November 3 Election?

    Requests for absentee ballots must be received by the City Clerk's Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election (October 30). Voters can request an absentee ballot online, in-person, or by mail:

    Online

    Voters can submit an absentee ballot request form electronically at www.michigan.gov/vote if the voter has a valid Michigan Driver's license or state ID.

    By Mail

    To receive an absentee ballot though the mail, an Absentee Ballot Request Form must be received in the Clerk’s Office by Friday, October 30, 2020 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Fax: (269) 337-8494

    All registered voters are eligible to vote by mail and were mailed an Absentee Ballot Request Form for the August 4 and November 3 election. If you did not receive or misplaced your Absentee Ballot Request Form, you can find it here

    In-Person

    Voters may also request a ballot in person at the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office at City Hall or the branch office at the Bernhard Center at WMU during business hours. All voters will be encouraged to wear a face covering, sanitize, and stand at least 6 feet apart,

    Ballots for the November 3 election MUST be received by the City Clerk's Office no later than 8 p.m. 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.

    By Mail

    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.

    Drop Box

    Return your ballot to our accessible drop box located at the corner of St. John’s Place and Lovell Street (behind City Hall on St. John’s Place). Four additional drop boxes have also been installed for the November election:.

    Douglass Community Association, 1000 W Paterson St
    Eastside Neighborhood Association, 1301 E Main St
    City of Kalamazoo Stockbridge Offices, 415 E Stockbridge Ave
    Kalamazoo Public Safety Station 7, 2331 Parkview Ave

    In-Person

    Or return your ballot in person to either the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall or our Satellite City Clerk’s Office at the Bernhard Center on the Campus of Western Michigan University during open business hours. Please check the hours for City Hall before leaving home.
  • How can I vote by mail in every election?

    To receive an absentee ballot request for every election, ask the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office about joining the Permanent Absentee Voter Application List.  Please call 3-1-1 or (269) 337-8000, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make the request.

  • Will my polling place be open for the Election?

    Yes

    Polling places for the November 3rd election will be open. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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

  • 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 or branch office at the Bernhard Center at WMU. 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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 3-1-1
 (269) 337-8000
 (269) 337-8182
 241 West South Street
     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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