Elections

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The City Clerk's office oversees all elections in the City of Battle Creek, working in coordination with the Calhoun County Clerk.

The City of Battle Creek is divided into 5 Wards, which are made up of 21 Precincts. 
A registered voter must vote at the polling location for his or her own precinct, which is determined by the voter's address. Check the Ward-Precinct map below to determine your Ward and Precinct. Check the table below for the address of your polling location.

By Michigan State Law, a voter must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election in which they want to vote.

Additional elections and voter information is available by clicking on the menu tabs on the left. For more information about elections or to check your registered voter status online, visit the State of Michigan Voter website.




City Election Change


The City Commission in the spring of 2017 had discussed moving the odd-year city elections to even years, adding city commissioner candidates to the ballot with state, congressional, and presidential candidates.
On May 16, 2017, the City Commission approved moving city elections from odd to even years going forward, those elected in the fall of 2017 will serve three-year terms. Starting in 2020, terms will return to two years.


Election Results

 
Election results can be viewed here.  


Polling Locations

Precinct
         Location              
                Address                     
1 Trinity Lutheran Church  2055 Columbia Ave. E
 2 Battle Creek First Assembly of God 800 S 24th Street
3 Battle Creek First Assembly of God 800 S 24th Street
Christ United Methodist Church 65 N Bedford Road
First Wesleyan Church
14425 Helmer Rd S
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
157 Chapel Hill Drive
Trinity United Methodist Church 10 W. Bidwell Street
8 St. Peter Lutheran Church
1079 Riverside Drive
9 Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
157 Chapel Hill Drive
10 Christ United Methodist Church 65 N. Bedford Road
11 First Wesleyan Church
14425 Helmer Rd S
12 Second Baptist Church 485 N. Washington Ave.
13 Trinity United Methodist Church 10 W. Bidwell Street
15 Emmett Street Missionary Church 552 E. Emmett Street
17  Emmett Street Missionary Church
552 E. Emmett Street
18  Cherry Hill Manor 10 Clay Street
19 Maple United Methodist Church  342 Capital Ave. NE
20 First Wesleyan Church
14425 S. Helmer Road
21 Second Baptist Church 485 N. Washington Ave.
22 Battle Creek First Assembly of God
800 S. 24th Street
23 Battle Creek First Assembly of God
800 S. 24th Street


Wards & Precincts


The City of Battle Creek consists of 5 wards and 23 precincts.

  1. Election Inspectors
  2. Voter Registration
  3. Absentee Ballots
  4. Candidate Filing Information
  5. Federal Post Card Application
  6. Important Dates to Remember