Elections and Voting

Current Elections

Election information may be found at the City Clerk’s page.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on Election Day.

Requirements for Absentee Voting

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee ballot if you are:

  • Age 60 years old or older
  • Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • Expecting to be out of town on election day
  • In jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

Applications for absentee ballots are available at City Hall from 10am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Please keep in mind you may pick up an application for someone else; however, you may NOT pick up a ballot for someone else, including family members. Absentee ballots can only be given or mailed to the registered voter on the application.

Write-In Voting

To vote for a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot, write or place the name of that candidate in the blank space provided and completely darken the corresponding oval.

If you choose to cast a vote for a write-in candidate, be sure to follow these rules to ensure your vote is valid:

  • Clearly print the name of the candidate you wish to vote for.
  • Completely darken the oval next to the name of the candidate whose name you printed. Just writing the name is not enough.
  • Do not use the write-in method for a candidate whose name is already pre-printed on the ballot.

General Sample Ballot

This ballot is not an official ballot and is posted here solely for the purpose of familiarizing citizens with the voting process. An official ballot for upcoming elections will be available for viewing at City Hall prior to those elections.

Contact City Clerk/Accountant Judy Iwanski for more information:
(906) 475-7700 ext. 15 Email Judy Iwanski