- Requirements For Registering to Vote
Eligible citizens may become registered to vote in a variety of ways, at any time through Election Day. Individuals who register to vote within the 14-day period immediately preceding an election must appear in person at their city or township clerk’s office and provide proof of residency.
Individuals using any other method must register to vote at least 15 days before Election Day and are not required to provide proof of residency. Other methods of registration include an application obtained at one of the following locations:
- Your local Secretary of State branch office
- Your local county, city, or township clerk’s office
- Offices of several state agencies, like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
- Military recruitment centers
- Voter registration drives
Michigan law states that the same address must be used for voter registration and driver’s license purposes. That means, if the residence address you provide on the application differs from the address shown on a driver’s license or personal identification card issued by the state of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver’s license or personal ID card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If a change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver’s license or personal ID card.
If you are living outside the U.S., you may send a Federal Postcard Application to register to vote. This application is distributed through U.S. embassies and military bases. It also serves as a way to request an absentee ballot.
(Information obtained from Michigan Secretary of State on December 3, 2019)
Where to Vote
On Election days, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are four precincts in Marysville and voting takes place at the following locations:
- Precinct One: Masonic Temple 1569 Michigan Avenue
- Precinct Two: Marysville Middle School 400 Collard Drive
- Precinct Three: Gardens Elementary School 1076 6th Street
- Precinct Four: Marysville Assembly of God Church 1245 6th Street
If you are not sure in which precinct you are registered to vote, you can call the City Clerk’s Office (810) 364-6613, ext. 1318. The City Clerk remains open the Saturday and Sunday prior to the election from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Absentee Ballot Voting
If you are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day, or want to vote by mail, you can apply for an Absentee Voter Ballot ( A.V. Ballot). There are six reasons that will enable you to vote by mail:
- If you will be absent from the community in which you are registered the entire time the polls are open.
- If you are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
- If you cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion.
- If you have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside.
- If you are 60 years of age or older.
- If you cannot attend the polls because you are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.