Notice of Close of RegistrationTo the Qualified Electors of the City of Portland, Michigan. Notice is hereby given that Tuesday, October 11, 2016 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER for the November 8, 2016 General Election. The Portland City Clerk's office, City Hall, 259 Kent St., Portland, MI 48875 will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving applications of qualified electors in the City of Portland who are not already registered.
If you are not currently registered to vote in the City of Portland at your present address, you may do so in any of the following ways:
*At the Portland City Clerk's office, City Hall, 259 Kent Street, Portland, MI 48875 M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*At any Secretary of State Branch Office during normal business hours.
Obtain Form Online:
*Mail-in voter registration applications may be obtained by clicking here. Complete the form, sign and mail, or www.Michigan.gov/vote
*By obtaining and completing a Mail-in Voter Registration Application and returning it to the Portland City Clerk's office by the close of registration deadline, October 11, 2016.
A person who registers to vote by mail is required to vote in person unless they have previously voted in person in the state or are at least 60 years of age or are handicapped.
Election Ballot Information
- Sample Ballots are available from the City Clerk's office or by clicking here.
- Requesting an Absentee Voter Ballot
- You must be a registered voter to received an absentee ballot.
- Requests must be made in writing. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk or from the Secretary of State.
- Requests for an absentee voter ballot to be mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 2:00 P.M. the Saturday before the election.
- If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on Election Day, you may request an emergency absentee voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absentee voter ballots has passed but before 4:00 P.M. on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absentee voter ballot.