Election Information

2017 Election Information will be posted here when available.

Verify your voter registration, see your voting location, view your sample ballot and track the status of your absentee ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center.   

The Michigan Bureau of Elections has created a YouTube video for Michigan voters, "A Voter's Guide to Voting" which explains what to expect when you appear at your voting location on election day.

Registering to Vote

When you move into the State of Michigan or if you move from one municipality to another within the State you must register to vote.
      Michigan Voter Registration/Change of Address Form
      Michigan Department of State: Update Address Online

Where to Register to Vote

Register at any of the following offices:

  • City Clerk's Office
  • Secretary of State Branch Office
  • County Clerk's Office
  • State Agencies
    • Family Independance Agency
    • Department of Community Health
    • Michigan Jobs Commission
Register by mail by calling the Kentwood City Clerk's Office at 554-0730 and request a mail-in voter registration.

Who is Eligible to Vote?

You are qualified to vote if you are:
  • A citizen of the U.S.
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the next scheduled election
  • Have been a resident of Michigan for at least 30 days before the election
  • Have registered on or before the close of registration preceding the election
Re-register to vote if:
  • You move
  • You change your name as a result of marriage or a legal action

ELECTION WORKERS NEEDED, Complete an application and return it in person to the City Clerk's Office, 4900 Breton Ave. SE.

Absentee Ballot Information

Obtaining an Absent Voter Ballot

If you are a registered voter within the City of Kentwood and meet one of the qualifications listed below, you may obtain an Absent Voter Ballot from the Kentwood City Clerk's office.

Applying for the Ballot

To apply for an Absent Voter Ballot you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • You expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.
  • You are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
  • You cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion.
  • You have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside.
  • You are 60 years of age or older
  • You cannot attend the polls because you are confined to jail awaiting arraignment

Apply for a Ballot by:

* To receive an Absentee Voter Ballot one or more of the above mentioned conditions must be included in the letter or postcard.

Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 2 p.m. on Saturday prior to the election. Thereafter, you may vote an Absentee Voter Ballot in person at the Kentwood City Clerk's office up until 4 p.m. on the day before the election.

City Of Kentwood Polling Places

NEW PRECINCT NUMBERS AND PRECINCT LINES AS OF MARCH 1, 2012.

Precint Map

What are the Polling Places?
The polling place is where you can go to cast your ballot. The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. You vote at your assigned polling place on Election Day. If you do not know your Ward and Precinct, check your Voter ID card or call the Clerk's office.
 
Ward Precint Location Address
1 1, 4, 5 Kentwood Activities Center 355 - 48th St. SE
1 2 St. Mary Magdalen Church 1213 - 52nd St. SE
1 3, 6 Kelloggsville Christian Ref. Church 610 - 52nd St SE
1 7 Kentwood Christian Church 5841 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
1 8  Princeton Christian Ref. Church  5330 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
1 9 Grand Rapids Baptist Church 4525 Stauffer Ave. SE
2 10 St. Marks Lutheran Church 1934 52nd St. SE
2 11 Endeavor School 5757 East Paris Ave. SE
2 12 Kentwood Library (new) 4950 Breton Rd. SE
2 13, 15 St. Paul United Methodist 3334 Breton Rd. SE
2 14 East Paris Christian Ref. Church 3065 East Paris Ave. SE
2 16 Church of the Servant 3835 Burton Ave. SE