Absentee ballot applications are now available at most of the city’s voting precincts, as well as additional locations on the north side of Battle Creek.
The distribution of applications is part of an ongoing effort to help those eligible to receive absentee ballots. Election officials anticipate voting lines will be long for the Nov. 8 presidential general election.
All absentee ballot application are due by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, to the City Clerk’s Office, Suite 111 at City Hall, 10 N. Division St., Battle Creek, MI 49014.
Pick up an application between now and then at the following locations (with hours, as available):
1 – Trinity Lutheran, 2055 Columbia Ave. E
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
2, 3, 22, 23 – Battle Creek First Assembly of God, 800 S. 24th St.
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
4, 10 – Christ United Methodist Church, 65 N. Bedford Road
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
5, 20 – First Wesleyan, 14425 S. Helmer Road
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
6, 9 – Chapel Hill United Methodist, 157 Chapel Hill Drive
9 a.m.-noon/1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday
7, 13 – Trinity United Methodist, 10 W. Bidwell
9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday
8 – St. Peter Lutheran, 1079 Riverside Drive
8 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday
12, 21 – Second Missionary Baptist, 485 N. Washington Ave.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon Friday
18 – Cherry Hill Manor, 250 Champion St.
8 a.m.-noon/1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
19 – Maple United Methodist, 342 Capital Ave. NE
9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday
Faith Assembly International Christian Fellowship, 400 W. Michigan Ave.
New Harvest Christian Center Inc., 155 W. Van Buren St.
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 636 W. Van Buren St.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday
Mt. Zion AME Church, 364 W. Van Buren St.
First Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 370 Capital Ave. SW
8 a.m.-6 p.m. most days
Save-A-Lot, 250 E. Roosevelt Ave.
8 a.m.-8 p.m. every day
NorthPointe Woods Pineview Assisted Living, 706 North Ave.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Battle Creek Community Foundation, 32 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 1
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave.
6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Urban League of Battle Creek, 172 W. Van Buren St.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Battle Creek Housing Commission, 250 Champion St.
7 a.m.-noon/1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Willard Library, 7 W. Van Buren St.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
The Clerk’s Office will be open the following extra/extended hours before the deadline:
8 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 29
7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5
At this time, absentee voter ballots are available only for the six reasons listed on the application:
Voter is 60 years of age or older.
Voter will be absent from the community in which registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
Voter is physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
Voter cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of his/her religion.
Voter has been appointed to be an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the one in which he/she resides.
Voter cannot attend the polls because he/she is confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
You also can get an absentee voter application and more information on this and other election topics at the city’s website, www.battlecreekmi.gov. Scroll down to the City Spotlight section and click on the elections link.