Voter Registration & Elections

Election Administration

At the City Clerk’s Office, we administer all elections for the schools and City, federal, state, and county government. We follow election laws and procedures that include many duplicative steps to provide a safe and secure election. We’re honored to serve you all. Happy voting, Wyoming!
 

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Voter and Ballot Information

Michigan Voter Information System

You can view your voter details and a sample ballot at mi.gov/vote. You can find out important information for election day, including:

  • Registration status
  • Voting location
  • Sample ballots
  • Absentee ballot status
  • and more!

What’s on the Ballot

On the November ballot, you’ll see federal races for president and Congress, including U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, as well as state representative, state senators, and state board races. The county will feature races for Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk/Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Drain Commissioner, and County Commissioners along with City of Wyoming Council Member races. School Districts will have board races and for those in the Godfrey-Lee Public Schools District, there is a proposal. You can view your sample ballot at mi.gov/vote.

Straight Ticket Voting

A Straight Ticket Voting option will be available for the partisan section of the ballot. This means you will have an option to fill in one bubble to vote for a single party for all partisan races. You still have the option to vote a mixed ticket and cast your vote for each race individually. If you select a straight-ticket option, you can still vote a mixed ticket. Your vote for individual races will be counted over the straight-ticket selection. Example: You select the straight-ticket Republican option but in one race you select the democratic candidate. The democratic candidate you voted for will count even though you selected straight ticket republican.

 

Upcoming Election Dates

November 3, 2020 – Presidential General Election

 

Become an Election Worker

We need election workers more than ever! Many of our 200+ workers who are called upon to work during elections are unable to work the presidential election.

Step 1: Make sure you’re eligible. You must be a registered voter in the State of Michigan. You cannot be a challenger, candidate, or member of a candidate's immediate family. Anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime may not serve as an election worker.

Step 2: Complete the application. Download, print, and complete the election inspector application. If you don’t have a printer, you can pick one up in person or call us to request one be mailed to your address.

Step 3: Submit your application. You can bring your application to us in person, by mail, or send it by email to clerk_info@wyomingmi.gov.  

Step 4: Complete election worker training. Once we’ve successfully processed your application and assigned you to a precinct, we’ll send you information about how to complete training. We’ll have remote and in-person training opportunities to make it convenient for you.

Step 5: Work election day! You need to be at your assigned precinct at 6:00 a.m. on November 3, 2020. Follow your election manual to begin to set up the precinct. Once the polls open at 7:00 a.m. follow the instructions of your chairperson and the manual for your assigned position. Make sure to wear your face covering all day and wash your hands frequently. At the end of the night, you’ll help your precinct complete the closing tasks using the training manual and materials. You got this! You’re an election hero!

 

Register to Vote

Let’s get you registered to vote! Make sure you review all the instructions on the voter registration application.

Step 1: Make sure you’re eligible. You must be a U.S. citizen, a City of Wyoming resident for at least 30 days, at least 18 years old, and not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison. Check mi.gov/vote to see if you are already registered.

Step 2: Complete the application. Download, print, and complete the voter registration application. If you don’t have a printer, you can pick one up in person or call us a request one be mailed to your address.

Step 3: Submit your application. You can bring your application to us in person or send it by mail. If you’ve never voted in Michigan before, be sure to include all the needed identification listed on the application.

Step 4: You’ll receive a voter identification card. Once we’ve successfully processed your application, you’re ready to vote! Check mi.gov/vote to verify your voting location and view sample ballots.

 

Vote Absentee

When Ballots will be Sent

We'll start sending ballots out at the end of September.  Voters who completed their application to vote absentee before then, will receive ballots the first week of October.

Absentee ballot applications received after this, will be processed and mailed as they come in. These voters will receive their ballots within two weeks, likely less.  

 

Check the Status of your Absentee Ballot

Visit mi.gov/vote and select voter information. Fill out your details to see your voter profile. You’ll see a section called Absentee Ballot. It shows important dates in the absentee voting process. You’ll see:

  • the date of the election
  • the date the Clerk’s Office received your application to vote absentee
  • the date the Clerk’s Office mails your absentee ballot
  • the date the Clerk’s Office receives your absentee ballot

Request Your Absentee Ballot

Many voters were sent applications to vote this year which included options to request an absentee ballot for the November 3 election. Check to see if we already have a request in for you at mi.gov/vote. If  there isn’t a date listed under Application Received,  you can request an application for an absentee ballot by completing the Request an Absentee Ballot Application, calling us at 616.530.7296, or emailing us at clerk_info@wyomingmi.gov. When you receive your application to vote absentee, return it to our office by mail, in person, or via email. Once your application is verified, we’ll send your ballot.

Return your Absentee Ballot by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

  • By mail in the postage-paid envelope provided (domestic ballots only)
  • Ballot Drop Box behind City Hall, access off DeHoop (1155 28th St SW)
  • In-person at City Hall until 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020

 

Vote in Person on Election Day

Polls are open starting at 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. We’re making this a safe election for voters and workers!  Social distancing and expanded sanitation efforts will be in place for in-precinct voting. We strongly encourage you to wear a mask.

What to Expect on Election Day:

  1. Double-check your Precinct Location: Before you leave the house, visit mi.gov/vote to make sure you’re going to the right location. 
  2. What not to Wear: Before you leave home, make sure you are not bringing any political material into the precinct, including political hats, shirts, masks, or brochures. This is considered campaigning and is illegal within 100 feet of the precinct location.
  3. Social Distance: When you arrive at the precinct, you may have to wait in a line. Keep your distance from others and we highly encourage you to wear a mask.
  4. Application to Vote: Your first task is to complete the application to vote. This is one of the checks and balances we have on election day. Fill out the information requested.
  5. Present your Photo ID: Hand your completed application to vote and your photo ID to the election worker. If you do not have a photo ID, you’ll sign the affidavit on the back of the application to vote. The election worker will verify your information matches the details in the e-pollbook. Once verified successfully, you’ll be issued a ballot.
  6. Fill out your Ballot: Bring your ballot to a voting booth to vote in private. Keep your ballot in the secrecy sleeve.
  7. Cast your Ballot: Bring your ballot to the election worker at the tabulator. They will verify your ballot number matches the number on the application to vote. Once verified, they will remove the stub that contains the ballot number, making your ballot anonymous. You’ll then insert your ballot into the tabulator.
  8. Sport your “I Voted” Sticker: Don’t forget to grab your “I Voted” sticker before you leave to show off your participation. Way to vote!
     

Same-Day Registration

For voters who need to register on November 3, 2020, the Clerk's Office is operating a curbside voter registration.  Follow the map below to register on election day.  After you register, you'll have the choice to vote absentee or drive to your polling location to vote in-person. If you vote absentee, staff will provide you with an absentee voter application along with your voter registration application. If you want to vote in-precinct, staff will provide you a registration receipt that you can show election workers at your precinct.  

Shows map for curbside same-day registration to enter at the south entrance on Dehoop, to enter the voter registration line.

 

Election Results

We report our election results directly to Kent County. Visit the County's Election Reporting Webpage for real-time updates and official results. Candidates seeking information on voter history can view this Information for Candidates – City of Wyoming Voter History