Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope Makes Voting Easier for May 7th Lansing School Millage after approval of Proposal 3
City Clerk’s Office Extends Hours on Sat. May 4th 8am – 4pm
Voter Registration available until Election Day at City Clerk’s Offices
Lansing – The South Washington Elections Unit will be open to voters within the Lansing School District who reside in the City of Lansing for walk-in early voting and voter registration for the May 7th Special Election on the Lansing School Sinking Fund Millage Proposal.
Located at 2500 S. Washington, the Elections Unit offers free parking, a 24-hour secure drop box, and is conveniently located on CATA Route #2. Walk-in early voting will be available at the Elections Unit until May 6th at the following times:
Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
In addition to regular hours, the Elections Unit will be open on the following weekend day:
Saturday, May 4th 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Walk-in absentee voting is also available at the Clerk’s City Hall Office, located on the 9th floor of City Hall at 124 W. Michigan Avenue during regular office hours.
Voters can download the form to request an absentee ballot, check on the status of their absentee applications, and find school millage proposal language at lansingmi.gov/elections. Absentee voters who want to skip the required postage when returning their ballots may use the 24-hour secure drop boxes, which are located in the parking lot at the South Washington Elections Unit and on the sidewalk outside City Hall.
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is encouraging everyone to sign up to be placed on the permanent absentee ballot application list. You can request to be placed on this list by contacting our office at (517) 483-4131 or visiting our website at lansingmi.gov/clerk.
There is no longer a deadline for voter registration. From April 23rd through Election Day, a citizen can come to either location of the Clerk’s Office with proof of residency, register, and vote all in one visit. Alternatively, a citizen may take their ballot with them or vote in their precinct. This option depends on which day they come in, per state law and the new constitutional amendment.
Other changes to election law include: voter registration up to, and including, Election Day, straight ticket voting in partisan general elections, automatic voter registration when applying for, updating, or renewing a driver's license or state-issued personal identification card, and more.
“Proposal 3 is a game changer in providing more opportunity and options for voting. Many unnecessary hurdles have been eliminated that will allow more citizens to participate in our democracy,” said Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope. “However, it also changes how local clerks and precinct workers administer elections. I am glad that we will have three elections this year to get more familiar with the process. ”