Absentee ballots still are available to registered voters for the Nov. 6 general election.
The absentee ballot application, and more information, is available online at the city’s website, www.battlecreekmi.gov/elections, or in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 10 N. Division St., Room 111, Battle Creek, MI 49014.
The Clerk’s Office will be open extra hours, on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., specifically for those who wish to receive an absentee ballot for Nov. 6.
Voters also may vote an absentee ballot at the Clerk’s Office until 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5; voters who receive a ballot on Nov. 5 must complete it in person.
All absentee ballots must be returned to the Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6.
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.
Polls are open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lines tend to be longest first thing in the morning, so voters can avoid long lines if they are able to vote later in the morning, in the afternoon, or in the evening. Anyone in line at the polls at 8 p.m. still is allowed to vote.
Contact the Clerk’s Office with any questions at 269-966-3348.