Muskegon City Elections

FAQs

Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you still need help, you can reach us by email at clerk@shorelinecity.com or phone at (231) 724-6705.

Information For Voters

Am I registered to vote? Where do I go on election day?

You can use the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Center to search for voters’ information by name or driver’s license number. Or visit at our Voting Locations page to find your precinct number and polling location . For more information on registering to vote, check out the Register to Vote page. 

What will my ballot look like?

 Please visit our What’s On The Ballot page for information about the upcoming election and links to view sample ballots. You can also visit the Secretary of State’s Michigan Voter Information Center to see a sample ballot. Be sure to select your correct County, City, and Precinct, and check back often to see if there are updates. The website also provides links to more information, including proposal and candidate websites and campaign finance information.

How can I find out about past election results?

You can find election results from 2020 to as far back as 2003 at Muskegon County’s Election Results page.

Registering to Vote

Who is eligible to vote in Michigan?

In order to vote in Michigan, you must meet the following requirements:

– A United States citizen
– At least 18 years of age by Election Day
– A resident of the city or township in which you are applying to register
– You cannot vote while serving your sentence. 

See more at Registration.

Does everyone have to register to be eligible to vote?

Registration is required under Michigan law to be eligible to vote.

When is the deadline to register to vote?

Please see our deadlines at the Registration page.

You can register in person at your Township or City Clerk’s Office with proof of residency in that Township or City up to and including Election Day. If you choose, you can also vote in the clerk’s office.  You can also register to vote until 15 days before an election by mail, online, or in person.

Absentee Ballots

What is an absentee ballot?

An absentee ballot is for people who are registered to vote but are unable to attend the polls on election day. All registered voters in Michigan can now vote before Election Day using an absentee ballot. You don’t need an excuse or a reason.

How can I apply for an absentee ballot?

You can apply for an absentee ballot online, by mail, or in person. Please visit our page at Vote From Home for more information.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, however, it is advised that voters submit their absentee ballot application much earlier than this date to avoid the potential for mailing delays.

Where’s my ballot?

All registered voters can track their ballot by looking up their information in the voter information section of the Michigan Votes website.

How and Where to Vote

When does early voting start?

Michigan voters can also vote before Election Day through a process called absentee in-person voting. The period for absentee in-person voting runs from Thursday, September 24, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

Where can I vote on election day?

Please visit our Voting In Person page to see a list of polling locations. Make sure to review our Voter ID requirements as well.