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Grand Rapids to send out absentee ballots in late September

Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 14:03:45-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The City of Grand Rapids announced Friday that they will begin to mail absentee ballots in late September, according to City Clerk Joel Hondorp.

Voters need to submit an absentee ballot application for each election.

No additional action is required for those who applied to vote absentee for the Nov. 3 election when the Clerk’s Office mailed out to applications in June.

To request an application, you can use this link..

Voters may track the progress of their application and absentee ballot here. On that website, voters also may check their voter registration status, find their polling location or view a sample ballot.

Residents 18 or older are automatically registered to vote when they make a transaction with the Secretary of State. They may register to vote by mail up to 15 days before an election and or in person at the City Clerk’s Office within 14 days of the election up to Election Day. Proof of residency is required.

The City Clerk’s Office is located on the second floor of City Hall at 300 Monroe Ave. NW.

The office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., excluding Labor Day. It also is open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.