Election Information & Dates
CITY OF ISHPEMING PRECINCTS
Precinct 1 Precinct 2 (New Location)
Birchview Elementary School KD Hall – St. Johns Church
663 Poplar Street 325 S. Pine Street
Ishpeming, MI 49849 Ishpeming, MI 49849
MCL 168.720 Section 720: On the day of any election, the polls shall be opened at 7 o’clock in the forenoon, and shall be continuously open until 8 o’clock in the afternoon and no longer. Every qualified elector present and in line at the polls at the hour prescribed for the closing thereof shall be allowed to vote
Voter Identification Requirement
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE
BUREAU OF ELECTIONS
NOTICE TO VOTERS: VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT IN EFFECT
Due to a recent court ruling, every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.
Voters with picture identification: Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card.
Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current:
- Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state.
- Federal or state government-issued photo identification.
- U.S. passport.
- Military identification card with photo.
- Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
- Tribal identification card with photo.
Voters without picture identification:
Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification. Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
Questions regarding the picture identification requirement can be directed to your City Clerk’s office at (906) 485-1091, ext. 203.
To register to vote in Michigan you must be:
To register to vote, you must be all of the following:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old by Election Day
- A resident of Michigan
- A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.
The deadline to register in a method other than in person at the Local Clerk’s Office is now 15 days prior to the election. With the passage of Proposal 18-3, you may now register in the final 14 days prior to an election and on Election Day in person at the Ishpeming City Clerk’s Office with Identification and Proof of Residency.
Online voter registration is now available on the State of Michigan Website at www.michigan.gov/voterregistration. Residents across the state can take advantage of this convenient way to register to vote. Also, current voters can easily change their address by using the same website.
To use this website, visitors must currently have a Michigan Driver’s License or Personal Identification Card and qualify to vote in the State of Michigan (i.e., citizen, age, residency).
Additional information regarding the Voter Registration process can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State website. Click here.
ABSENTEE VOTER BALLOTS
Who is Eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
The absent voter ballot envelopes will have a new look, redesigned to meet USPS standards beginning in 2020. You will receive this new blue envelope containing your absentee ballot starting with the March 2020 Presidential Primary.
Permanent Absent Voter List
Residents registered to vote in the City of Ishpeming can add their names to the permanent absentee voter list. Prior to each election, every person on the list will receive an application for an absent voter ballot. To be added to the list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and address.
To view sample ballots and other information
To view a sample ballot for upcoming elections please visit Michigan Voter Information Center and click on “View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election”. Then enter Marquette County; Ishpeming City; and then either Precinct 1 – Birchview School, 663 Poplar Street or Precinct 2 – KD Hall-S. John’s Church, 325 S. Pine Street.
November 3, 2020: State General Election – Presidential
The General Election will include a contest for the Ishpeming City Council.
Ishpeming City Council (Three (3) Seats Available)
Elizabeth K. Firby
Stuart A. Skauge
For additional information and resources regarding voting during in the November 3rd election, please visit the Secretary of State Website.
If you have any questions regarding your voter registration, absentee voting, precinct location, or other election related questions, please contact the Cathy Smith. City Clerk at 906-485-1091, x203 or Jodi Champion, Deputy Clerk at x207.