Please note: The next election in the City of Midland will be held on Tuesday, November 3 , 2020.
Election 2020 Information
A message from the City Clerk:
While voters who have requested and received an absentee ballot can choose not to vote absentee and instead visit the polls on Election Day, the City Clerk’s Office strongly encourages voters to utilize their absentee ballot if they are issued one. This helps reduce ballot waste, cuts down on wait times at the polls on Election Day, and helps ensure everyone has the opportunity to cast a ballot – however they choose to do it.
Click on the links below for more specific information about a given voting topic.
- Track your Absentee Application or Absentee Ballot
- Request an Absentee Ballot online
- Find your Polling Place or View a Sample Ballot
- Find election information for the City of Midland
- Learn more about Absentee Voting
Online Election Resource
The Michigan Voter Information Center website lets voters check the following:
- Polling locations
- Sample ballot for their ward and precinct prior to each election
- Their voting status
- Absentee Ballot Status
Once on the site, type in your first and last name, and information specific to your residence and voter status will appear. If you identify any problems with the information listed, please contact the Midland City Clerk’s Office at 989-837-3310.
Watch Now: Make Your Vote Count This November
City Clerk Erica Armstrong and Midland County Clerk Ann Manary recently joined a panel discussion hosted by the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region to discuss the importance of voting and the facts around voter registration, absentee voting, ballots, and more. Check out the video above to hear our local clerks share their insight and knowledge! (Panel discussion begins at about the 20:00 mark.)
Ensuring and Securing Your Vote
Is your voter registration up-to-date? Do you know where your polling place is located? The elections are just around the corner! To ensure you can vote and vote with confidence, check out a few best practices from the National Association of State Election Directors on how voters can prepare for the elections, and most importantly to access reliable information on voting, go to trusted sources -- contact the City Clerk’s office or visit www.mi.gov/vote for more information.
Registering to Vote
Your drivers license or other form of current picture ID is all you will need to bring with you to register. Other forms of current picture ID include:
- Michigan State ID Card
- Driver’s License or ID Card issued by another state
- A Federal or State Government-issued ID
- A U.S Passport
- A Military ID card with a photo
- A Tribal ID card with a photo
- A Student ID with a photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
To register to vote in Michigan you must be:
- A resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote for at least 30 days before election day.
- A citizen of the United States of America.
- At least 18 years of age (by election day).
- Not serving a sentence in jail or prison.
Where to Register
City of Midland residents can register with the Midland City Clerk’s Office in person or via mail by completing, printing, and mailing the Voter Registration Application available on the State of Michigan website. Click here to access the form. The Secretary of State now offers online voter registration as well if you have a Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan State ID.
Voters may also register in person at one of the following:
Midland City Hall
333 W Ellsworth Street
Midland, MI 48640
Midland Secretary of State's Office
1932 N Saginaw Road
Midland, MI 48640
Where to Vote
Please refer to your voter identification card to find your current polling location. If you have any questions regarding the polling locations please call the City Clerk's Office.
The City ward map shows the boundaries for the City's 5 Council wards as well as all polling locations throughout the City of Midland.
How a Change of Address Affects Your Voter Registration
A change of address on your drivers license will change your voter registration record. Please contact the Midland City Clerk’s Office at 989-837-3310 if you have any questions about this process.