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Upcoming Election Information:
  

August 6, 2024 – State Primary

July 22, 2024

Mail-In, Online, & Secretary of State

Voter Registration deadline

July 23 – August 6, 2024

@ 8:00PM

In-Person Voter Registration deadline

(Proof of Residency & Identity Required)

July 27 – August 4, 2024

8:00AM – 4:00 PM daily

Early Voting at the Copeland Center

2306 4th St.

Friday, August 2, 204

5:00 PM

Deadline to submit an application to receive an absent voter ballot BY MAIL

Monday, August 6, 2024

4:00 PM

Deadline to obtain an absent voter ballot IN PERSON 

 

November 5, 2024 – State General Election

October 21, 2024

Mail-In, Online, & Secretary of State

Voter Registration deadline

October 22 – Nov. 5, 2024

@ 8:00PM

In-Person Voter Registration deadline

(Proof of Residency & Identity Required)

October 26 – Nov. 3, 2024

8:00AM – 4:00 PM daily

Early Voting at the Copeland Center

2306 4th St.

Friday, November 1, 2024

5:00 PM

Deadline to submit an application to receive an absent voter ballot BY MAIL

Monday, November 4, 2024

4:00 PM

Deadline to obtain an absent voter ballot IN PERSON at the Clerk’s Office


Elections for Wyandotte City Offices are held every 4th odd year in May. School Board elections are held every 2nd even year in November.


VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registering to vote online through the Michigan Voter Information Center is the easiest and State of Michigan preferred method. You can even update your address through the Information Center!  Other options for Voter Registration include the City Clerk’s Office (for those without internet access) or a Secretary of State branch office. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering within 14 days of an election, the ONLY way to register to vote AND be eligible to vote in the next election is IN PERSON at the City Clerk's Office. For more information on voter registration or to review/print a paper Voter Registration Application, please visit the Michigan Department of State's "How to Vote" page or the Michigan Voter Information Center.

In order to register to vote, you must be:

  1. A Michigan resident (at the time you register) and resident of your city or township for at least 30 days (when you vote).
  2. A United States citizen.
  3. At least 17.5 years old (18 when you vote).
  4. Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison.

Voter Registration Facts

  • You may only register to vote in one place. If you have more than one place of residence, you may register to vote in the place where you are currently located or the place you intend to return. For example, students attending college may register in their hometown or at their campus address, and temporary in-patient residents of nursing homes may register at their home address or at the medical facility. Shelters, cross streets, or landmarks will be accepted as your home address if you do not have a registered residential address. If you would prefer to receive mail related to your voter registration or driver’s license/state ID at an address other than your residential address (ex. PO Box), you may provide a mailing address where indicated on the form. If you provide a mailing address, it won’t appear on your voter information card or driver’s license/ state ID. If an address change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver license or personal identification card.
  • If you have NEVER voted in Michigan and choose to submit this form by mail, you must meet the federal identification requirement as explained in the following section. To comply with the identification requirement, you must: 1. Enter your Michigan-issued driver’s license number or Michigan-issued state ID number where requested on this form. or 2. If you do not have a Michigan-issued driver’s license or Michigan-issued state ID, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. or 3. Send one of the following forms of identification when mailing this form to your city, township, or county clerk: a COPY of a current and valid photo identification (such as a driver’s license or state ID from any state) or a COPY of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank statement, or a government document that lists your name and address. ***DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ID DOCUMENTS BY MAIL*** If this requirement applies to you, and you don’t provide the information previously identified, you must provide an acceptable form of identification before you vote in the first election in which you wish to participate.
    • Note: The identification requirement doesn’t apply if you: (1) personally hand-deliver this form to your city, township or county clerk’s office instead of mailing this form or submitting it through a voter registration drive, (2) are a person with a disability or (3) are eligible to vote under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
  • If you have a past criminal conviction and are no longer in jail or prison, you can register and vote. You also can register and vote if you are in jail and awaiting trial or sentencing. If you are currently serving a sentence in jail or prison, you can’t register or vote

 


VOTING PRECINCTS AND POLLING LOCATIONS

The City of Wyandotte has a total of 10 polling precincts. Please refer to your voter registration card to determine your polling location. You may only vote at the precinct listed on your voter registration card. Precinct polling locations are as follows:

PRECINCT NUMBER 1
The Salvation Army
1258 Biddle

PRECINCT NUMBER 6
FOP #111 Hall
822 Oak Street

PRECINCT NUMBER 2
The Copeland Center
2306 Fourth Street

PRECINCT NUMBER 7
FOP #111 Hall
822 Oak Street

PRECINCT NUMBER 3
The Copeland Center
2306 Fourth Street

PRECINCT NUMBER 8
PRCU Hall
1430 Oak

PRECINCT NUMBER 4
The Copeland Center
2306 Fourth Street

PRECINCT NUMBER 9
PRCU Hall
1430 Oak

PRECINCT NUMBER 5
VFW
633 Ford Avenue

PRECINCT NUMBER 10
FOP #111 Hall
822 Oak Street


VOTING AT THE PRECINCT  

By law, voters in possession of a photo ID must present it at the polls.

A photo ID presented at a polling place does not need to have the voter’s address on it. The name on the identification card can be a shorter form of the voter’s full name. For example, "Bill" for "William" and "Kathy" for "Katherine" are acceptable.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include the following:

  • Driver’s license or state ID card issued by Michigan or another state
  • Federal, state, county or local government-issued photo ID
  • U.S. passport
  • Military photo ID card
  • Student photo ID card from an educational institution
  • Tribal photo ID card
  • Local or county issued government ID
  • Concealed Pistol license

If a voter does not have photo ID, or if they forgot to bring their photo ID with them, they can still cast a ballot simply by signing an affidavit stating the voter is not in possession of a valid photo ID. Once the affidavit is signed, they may cast a ballot, and it will be counted with all other ballots on Election Day.

EARLY VOTING THE PRECINCT 

In November 2022, the voters of Michigan overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment (Prop 2) that, among other things, provides the right to vote early before each statewide and federal election.

​​What is early voting?

​Early voting is the opportunity to cast a ballot in person before Election Day. For voters, the early voting experience will be similar to the experience of voting at a polling place on Election Day and will include the act of feeding the voter’s completed ballot into a tabulator.

​​Where will early voting take place?

​Early voting will take place at “early voting sites.” The designated Early Voting Site for the City of Wyandotte is the Copeland Center, located at 2306 4th Street.

When will early voting take place?

​Michigan’s Constitution requires cities and townships to offer early voting in each statewide and federal election for at least nine consecutive days, beginning on the second Saturday before the election and ending on the Sunday before the election, for at least eight hours each day. The first election in which early voting is constitutionally required will be the 2024 presidential preference primary. Early voting dates will be included in our Election Calendars at the top of this page when those dates are available for future elections.

​​Can communities offer early voting even when it’s not required?

​Yes. Cities and townships have the flexibility to offer early voting in additional elections and to add additional days and hours beyond what the Constitution requires. Currently, the City of Wyandotte does not intend to provide early voting for local elections and will provide for 9 days of Early Voting for statewide and federal elections, as required by the Michigan Constitution.

ABSENTEE VOTING

 

All registered voters in Michigan can now vote using what’s called an absentee ballot. You don’t need an excuse or a reason. You can vote by absentee ballot through the mail, without leaving your home. You can also go to your city or township clerk’s office or drop box to return your absentee ballot, which we recommend if you are returning a ballot within two weeks of election day, in order to avoid possible postal delays.

Applications are sent to voters who are on the Permanent Absent Voter List and to any other voter who requests to vote by absentee ballot. The City Clerk's applications are postcard-style applications that have the words "Official Election Material Absent Voter Application" on the front of it. You will receive several applications from third-party vendors and voter activist groups, especially during a Presidential Election year. While these groups and applications are valid, they do not have access to voter records that indicate the status of an absent voter application or ballot. Please check the status of your application and/or ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center to verify delivery or receipt of your election materials.

Absentee Voting FAQs:

  • When is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot?
    • Online and mail requests for an absent voter ballot must be received by your township or city clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election. If you’re already registered at your current address, you can request an absent voter ballot in person at your clerk’s office anytime up to 4 p.m. on the day prior to the election.
  • When is the deadline to return my absentee ballot?
    • Your completed absentee ballot should be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can submit by mail, or by hand-delivering the ballot to your clerk’s office or their drop box. If you are returning your ballot within two weeks of election day, we recommend hand-delivering your ballot to avoid possible postal delays.
    • Begin the process early by mailing in your application for an absentee ballot as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted up to 75 days before an election.
  • Where are the drop boxes located?
    • The City of Wyandotte has two safe and secure drop box locations:
      • City Hall, 3200 Biddle Avenue - South of the City Hall Building, west of the drive-thru lanes (next to the bill pay drop box). Enter the parking lot from Eureka Road.
      • Wyandotte Police Department, 2015 Biddle Avenue - South of the main entrance of the building
  • I submitted my ballot already. Can I change my vote?
    • If a voter has already voted absentee and wishes to change their vote (because the candidate has dropped out of the race, or for any other reason), a voter can spoil their ballot by submitting a written request to their city or township clerk. 
    • The voter must sign the request and state if they would like a new absentee ballot mailed to them or if they will pick it up in person at the clerk’s office.
    • This request must be received by 5 p.m. the second Friday before the election if the absentee ballot has been returned to the clerk.
    • An absentee ballot that has not been returned to the clerk may be spoiled in person at the clerk’s office until 4 p.m. the Monday prior to the election.
    • If a voter has not returned his or her ballot, the voter can surrender the ballot or sign a statement stating that the ballot was lost or destroyed and vote at the polls. There is no option on Election Day to spoil an absentee ballot that has been received by the clerk.
  • Do I need to affix postage to my application/ballot?
    • No. Postage is paid by the State of Michigan for all election materials returning to the City Clerk from the voter. 
    • Election materials submitted to a drop box DO NOT need postage.

REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR BALLOT!! Voters must sign and date the return envelope on the provided space. Voters should use their signature as shown on their on their driver’s license, state ID, or voter registration application. If a voter’s signature does not fit in the provided space, a shorter signature that resembles the signature on record may be used. Voters may also sign a shortened version of their first name, for example, “Bill” for the name “William”. 

** IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING THE PERMANENT ABSENT VOTER LIST **

The Wyandotte City Clerk’s Office currently maintains a Permanent Absent Voter List. Registered voters who requested to be placed on this list received an Absent Voter Ballot Application prior to EVERY election held in the City of Wyandotte automatically. This list has been replaced by the Permanent Absent Voter Ballot List, due to changes in legislation as a result of the passage of Proposal 22-2. The NEW Permanent Absent Voter List requires a voter to specifically mark a box to indicate their wish to be placed on the list. Once a voter chooses to be a part of the Permanent Ballot List, a ballot will be sent to the voter at their registered address as soon as ballots are available for EVERY election. While this is a great option for some voters, it may not be the best option for ALL voters. Temporary changes in residence, college students that move frequently, and some other voters may not find this to be beneficial as ballots are not able to be forwarded by the USPS. If you would like to join the list or discuss whether the Permanent Ballot List is a good option for you, please call the City Clerk's Office at (734) 324-4560. 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS 

Ballots are usually available 45 days prior to every election.

  • The Clerk’s Office WILL NOT issue a physical ballot in person to anyone other than the registered voter. In order to receive a physical ballot at the Clerk’s Office, the voter requesting the ballot must APPEAR IN PERSON. Ballots will not be issued to family members that are returning applications for others, in accordance with Michigan Election Law.

  • The Ballot envelope MUST BE SIGNED BY THE VOTER, where indicated, in order for the ballot to be counted. Please sign the document as you would sign any other important document. Signature verification is required and completed by Clerk's Office staff prior to the acceptance of ballots in the Michigan Qualified Voter File.

  • The persons who may return an absentee ballot are limited to 1) the voter 2) a member of the voter’s immediate family who has been asked to return the ballot 3) a person residing in the voter’s household who has been asked to return the ballot 4) a person whose job normally includes the handling of mail (but only during the course of his or her employment) and 5) an authorized election official.

You may return the ballot in one of the following ways:

  • Drop the ballot in the Official Ballot Drop Box that is located just south of City Hall, near the drive-thru lanes. This drop box is available 24/7 during election season for the return of election-related materials.
  • Hand-deliver your ballot to the City Clerk's Office. We are located on the first floor of City Hall at 3200 Biddle Avenue. There is a convenient slot in the middle of the Clerk counter that allows you to drop any election-related materials into a safe and secure container that is accessed by Clerk's Office staff only.
  • Mail your ballot to the Clerk's Office. We do not recommend that you mail a ballot less than 2 weeks prior to any election. Please use one of the two options above if the election is less than 2 weeks from the date you are returning your ballot.

STATE OF MICHIGAN VOTING INFORMATION

Much more information regarding registration, available methods of voting, and voting with special circumstances (such as students, military personnel, overseas citizens, etc.) can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/elections/voting 

ELECTION INFORMATION AND RESULTS

Election information and results may be obtained by contacting the Clerk’s office via email or phone. There is no charge for election results. Please include your name, address and phone number when making this request. If you would like to request specific voter information, please read and complete the application below. Once complete, you may return to the Office of the City Clerk for processing. You must apply in writing in order for this request to be fulfilled.