Election Information

Purpose

The County Clerk's Office oversees all elections conducted in Cass County.

Find out if you are registered to vote and where your polling location is.

May 7, 2019 Special Election

Ballot Proposals (PDF)

Photo Identification Requirement to Vote

As of the November 6, 2007 election, every Michigan voter who offers to vote at the polls must show picture identification or sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.

To implement this requirement, precinct election inspectors will ask voters for photo identification at the polls. If the voter does not have an acceptable photo ID in his or her possession, that voter may sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. A voter who completes an affidavit will be allowed to vote a regular ballot.

Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver's license or a Michigan personal identification card.

The following are also acceptable forms of photo identification as long as they are current:

  • Federal or State Government-issued photo identification
  • Military identification card with photo
  • Non-Michigan Driver's License or Personal identification card
  • Student identification with photo - high school or accredited institution of higher education
  • Tribal identification card with photo
  • U.S. Passport

Voting Information

You may register to vote if:

1. You are a citizen of the United States.

2. You are at least 18 years of age on or before the next scheduled election.

3. You have been a resident of Michigan for at least 30 days before the election.

4. You have registered on or before the close of registration preceding the election.

The last day to register before an election occurs is 5 p.m. on the 30th day preceding the election. You do not have to re-register for each election unless you have moved and/or changed your name.

You can register at any of the following offices:

  • City, Township or Village Office
  • County Clerk's Office
  • Secretary of State branch office

Absentee Voting Procedures

You may obtain an absentee ballot from the city or township office where you are registered if any of the following conditions exist:

  • You are 60 years of age or older.
  • You are confined in jail or prison awaiting arraignment or trial.
  • You are physically unable to attend the polls without assistance.
  • You cannot attend the polls because of religious beliefs.
  • You expect to be absent from your community the entire time the polls are open on election day.
  • You have been appointed a precinct inspector outside of your community.

You are able to apply for an absent voter ballot in writing by:

  • Absentee ballot application
  • In person at your local clerk's office
  • Sending a letter or post card to your local clerk

The deadline to apply for an absent voter ballot by mail is 2 p.m. on the Saturday prior to the election. After that point in time, you may vote an absent voter ballot in person at your local clerk's office up until 4 p.m. on the day before the election.