Election Day in Michigan: What you need to know


ELECTION DAY INFORMATION

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m.

The Michigan Voter Information Center has information about your voter registration, your polling location, a sample ballot and other valuable information. 

Every Michigan voter must comply with the ID requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. Voters can satisfy the ID 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 ID as long as it is current:

  • Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state.
  • Federal or state government-issued photo ID.
  • 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.

Click here for more information on the identification requirements

If you have issues voting, please call the Michigan Bureau of Elections at 800-292-5973.


CASS COUNTY

Visit the Michigan Voter Portal website for information on your polling location

There are two proposals on the ballot in Cass County: [PDF]

CONSTANTINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Constantine Public Schools, St. Joseph and Cass Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Thirty-Eight Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($38,800,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to Eastside Elementary School; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; acquiring and installing instructional technology and instructional technology equipment for school buildings; erecting, furnishing, and equipping a concession/restroom building and a bus garage; purchasing school buses; and remodeling, preparing, developing, improving, and equipping playgrounds, athletic facilities, and sites?


EDWARDSBURG PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance.

Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Edwardsburg Public Schools, Cass County, Michigan, be increased by 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for the year 2022, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2022 is approximately $2,316,618 (this is a renewal of millage that expired with the 2021 tax levy)? 


ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

View the polling locations in St. Joseph County

Please note: the Election Commission consolidated Constantine Township precincts 1 & 2, Mottville Township, and Florence Township to Constantine Township hall; and consolidated Park Township, Leonidas Township, and Mendon Township to Mendon Township hall.

There are several school initiatives on the ballot: [PDF]  

Constantine Public Schools: General Obligation Unlimited Tax Bond Proposal

Shall Constantine Public Schools, St. Joseph and Cass Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Thirty-Eight Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($38,800,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to Eastside Elementary School; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school buildings; acquiring and installing instructional technology and instructional technology equipment for school buildings; erecting, furnishing, and equipping a concession/restroom building and a bus garage; purchasing school buses; and remodeling, preparing, developing, improving, and equipping playgrounds, athletic facilities, and sites?

City of Sturgis: Street and Sidewalk Improvement Renewal Millage

Should the City of Sturgis levy a renewal three (3) mill property tax for a period of ten (10) years commencing in calendar year 2023 to be used exclusively for street and sidewalk reconstruction, repair, and improvement projects within the City as approved by the Sturgis City Commission? It is estimated that this renewal proposal would produce revenue of $746,316.68 during the first calendar year.

Vicksburg Community Schools: Operating Millage Proposal

This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its full revenue per pupil foundation allowance and restores millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the “Headlee” amendment to the Michigan Constitution of 1963.

Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Vicksburg Community Schools, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties, Michigan, be renewed by 18.0902 mills ($18.0902 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 5 years, 2023 to 2027, inclusive, and also be increased by .5 mill ($0.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 6 years, 2022 to 2027, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and 18 mills are levied in 2022 is approximately $2,085,000 (this millage is to renew millage that will expire with the 2022 levy and to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the “Headlee” amendment to the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore that reduction)? 


VAN BUREN COUNTY

Visit the Michigan Voter Portal website for information on your polling location

There are local offices on the ballot in Bangor City. There are also several public school ballot initiatives. [Click here for more info on the initiatives]

Bangor city

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Bangor Public Schools: BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Bangor Public Schools, Van Buren County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Forty-One Million Five Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars {$41,540,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing, and equipping an auditorium addition and a new transportation facility; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping school buildings, including for school security; acquiring and installing instructional technology in school buildings; and erecting, equipping, preparing, developing, and improving athletic fields and facilities, playgrounds, parking areas, driveways, and sites?

Paw Paw Public Schools: BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Paw Paw Public Schools, Van Buren County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Forty­ Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($47,500,000} and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:

erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to existing school buildings; remodeling, including security improvements to, furnishing and refurnishing, and equipping and re-equipping existing school buildings; erecting, including security features, furnishing and equipping a new early childhood center and a support building; acquiring and installing instructional technology and instructional technology equipment for new and existing school buildings; purchasing school buses; and developing, equipping and improving playgrounds, athletic fields and facilities, parking areas, driveways and sites?

Paw Paw Public Schools: BONDING PROPOSAL

Shall Paw Paw Public Schools, Van Buren County, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($15,500,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor for the purpose of:

erecting, developing, improving, furnishing and equipping athletic buildings, fields and facilities; and acquiring, developing and improving parking areas, driveways and sites?

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