Voter Eligibility

  • Us citizen, at least 18 years old before the Day of election
  • Resident of Michigan 30 days before the election
  • You are registered to vote.

Where to register
Your county, city, village or townships Clerk's office

Other places or methods of registering
These registrations are not valid unit recorded by your local clerk

  • Secretary of state drivers license offices
  • Secretary of state renewal by mail
  • State and federal mail in registration forms

Note. Voters using mail in registration forms must vote in person the first time.

Where to obtain registration mail in forms

Update registration if change of address or name

  • Contacts listed above
  • Mail in listed above

Any problem that can not be handled by the above procedures, should contact the Kalamazoo County Clerk at 269-383-8840

Absentee ballots
You must be:

  • Absent or expected to be absent from the community on election day
  • Physically unable to attend polls
  • Unable to attend because of religious tenets
  • An election worker in another percent
  • 60 years old or older
  • Committed to jail awaiting arraignment or trial

Absentee Ballot Procedure
(Must be done in each election)

  • Request from your local clerks office
  • Complete and return the request
  • Complete and return the ballot they send you by the deadline

Where to Vote

  • The back of your registration card states where
    you are to vote
  • Use the State of Michigan Voter Information Center to find your precinct
  • Contact your county, city, village or township clerk
    or ask neighbors

How to Vote
As a result of the Help America Vote Act, adopted in response to the problems connected with the 2000 Presidential Election in some parts of the country, new optical scan voting system was implemented in 2004 in every precinct in the county.
The Michigan Citizens’ Guide to Voting Systems enables you to see a video demonstration of the voting system at your precinct.

Assistance Needed To Vote
You may receive assistance from any one except an employer, union or their representative. An election official may assist you

Navigating Election Day: What Every Voter Needs To Know
This useful booklet walks first-time and long-time voters through the voting process and answers questions such as: Why is voting important? How do you register to vote and why do you need to? How do you know who or what to vote for? What do you do on Election Day? What can you do after the election? This publication offers a comprehensive, yet user-friendly, guide to these and other related questions. Available from the League of Women Voters of the United States online; click on the title.