Election and Voting Information
Michigan Voter Information and Resources
On Election Day the polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Also, the City Clerks office is open the Saturday prior to Election Day from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm for absentee ballot requests.
Election and voter information: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633-49313–,00.html
Sample Ballot: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/PublicBallot/Index
ATTENTION MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS:
Please click the following link for the Federal Postcard form, a special voter registration and absentee ballot application. Once the form is filled out, it can be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (586-574-4556) or mail (1 City Square Suite 205, Warren Michigan 48093). https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca.pdf
Nov. 2018 Prop. 3 – The passage of “Promote the Vote” brings changes to Election Laws in 2019. The following changes are now part of the Michigan Constitution:
The constitutional amendment allows a United States citizen who is qualified to vote in Michigan to:
- Become automatically registered to vote when applying for, updating or renewing a driver’s license or state-issued personal identification card, unless the person declines.
- Simultaneously register to vote with proof of residency and obtain a ballot during the 2-week period prior to an election, up to and including Election Day.
- Obtain an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
- Cast a straight-ticket vote for all candidates of a particular political party when voting in a partisan general election.
Simplified manner to Vote by Absentee Ballot – Click and complete the application form to be automatically mailed an Absentee Ballot Application for all elections. By submitting this one-time form, you will automatically be sent an Absentee Ballot application before every future election.
You must be registered to vote in the City of Warren in order to be added to the permanent Absentee ballot application mailing list. If you are unsure if you are registered in the City of Warren, please visit www.michigan.gov/vote to make sure you are registered before you submit this form.
Deadlines for Absentee Ballot Request:
The last day to apply for and receive an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding an election.
Absent voter ballots can be requested by the voter in person up to 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the election. A voter who visits the City Clerk’s office on the day prior to the election to obtain an absent voter ballot must vote the ballot in the office; the voter is not permitted to leave with the ballot.
Click here to view the Voter Registration Process.
NEW! – Registration online through the State of Michigan – Must currently have a Michigan Driver’s License or Personal Identification Card and qualify to vote in the state of Michigan.
Registration by mail up to 15 days before an election
In-person registration: A voter who registers to vote on Election Day by appearing in person with proof of residency at the City Clerk’s Office is also eligible to obtain an absent voter ballot until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Click HERE to view the state’s “Michigan Voter Identification Requirements.”
Absent Voter Applications resemble an oversized postcard. Be sure to sign the card, fold it in half, attach postage stamp where indicated, and return it to the City Clerk’s Office. Registered voters who wish to receive an Absent Voter Ballot may request an application by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at (586) 574-4557; visiting the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall or by clicking on the top of this page to print an Absentee Voter Application (PDF).
Under a new State law, the address on your driver’s license must match the address on your voter registration record. Any address change submitted on your driver’s license will automatically carry over to your Voter Identification Card. This legislation particularly affects college students who often have their voter registration or driver’s license changed to match their college address.
Students: please be aware that you can no longer use your college address on one (driver’s license) if the other (voter registration) reflects your local residence; the addresses must match.
Voter Registration Application (a State of Michigan document)
Click HERE to access the State of Michigan Voter Registration Application and Michigan Driver License/Personal Identification Card Address Change Form
If you have questions, call the City of Warren Clerk’s Office at (586) 574-4557.
During election season, Absentee Applications and Ballots are accepted in two ballot drop boxes located outside of the City Hall building (West and East side of building), and one ballot drop box located inside of the building at the Clerk’s Office.