Next Election

The next scheduled election will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2023. The last day to register by mail or in person anywhere but the EGR City Clerk's office for this election is Monday, April 17, 2023.  In-person registration with the EGR Clerk (must show proof of residency) can take place April 18 through 8 pm on Tuesday, May 2nd.  Contact the City at 616.949.2110 for more information.

Absentee ballots (sometimes referred to as "early voting") can be obtained in the 45 days prior to any election in person during normal business hours or by filling out an Application for Absentee Ballot then fax it to 616.940.4884 or email it to our offices.  More details.  Absentee ballots are issued at City Hall only--not at the precinct polling locations.

For more information, please refer to our Election FAQ webpage or contact the Clerk’s Office at 616.949.2110.

State of Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC)

Photo Identification

Michigan law requires voters to show a valid photo ID at the polls. If you do not have a photo ID, you can fill out a simple affidavit to this effect and then vote as usual. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Michigan driver's license
  • Michigan identification card
  • Student ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Passport

City Commission Election

The city holds its elections for the mayor and city commissioners in November of each odd-numbered year. The deadline to file for these offices is in mid April. Interested candidates must be a registered voter of the city in the district they are filing for office, have lived in the city for at least one year, and submit 25 signatures from voters within the area you are running for election in.

For more information, contact City Clerk Lori Parmenter at 616-949-2110.

Election Workers Needed

Become an election worker for East Grand Rapids. The city is always in need of dedicated men and women to help administer local elections. Although the days are long, the rewards are many. No prior experience needed; all training provided.

Fill out an application form.