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"It's not too late to obtain an absentee ballot"

Posted at 8:29 AM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 11:58:31-05

 Lansing – “It is not too late to get an absentee ballot, but you need to act quickly,” said Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope,  “Deadlines are fast approaching.”  Please note the deadlines below in order to participate in the Michigan Presidential Primary.

Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the South Washington Office Complex Election Unit, is open for in-person absentee voting. It has free parking and is on CATA route #2. Located at 2500 S. Washington, the most convenient entrance to the Election Unit is in the back of the office building.

Saturday, March 5 is the last day for absentee ballots to be mailed out, although the Clerk’s Office cannot confirm ballots will be received in time. All ballots need to be received via mail or received at the new City Hall Drop Box or the South Washington Office Complex Drop Box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.                                        

Monday, March 7 by 4 p.m. is the deadline to complete the absentee voter application and ballot at one -time. Lansing voters can go to either the City Clerk’s Office on the 9th floor of City Hall, 124 W. Michigan or the South Washington Office Complex Election Unit. Regardless of location, voters must bring approved picture identification to expedite the process in order to vote in person.

Tuesday, March 8 from 7am – 8 pm, precincts will be open for voting. Voters who are unsure of their voting site can visit lansingmi.gov/elections or call the Lansing City Clerk at 517-483-4133

Tuesday, March 8 by 8 p.m., all absentee ballots must be received at either the secure drop box near the entrance to Lansing City Hall or the South Washington Office Complex Drop Box in order to be counted.