Phone: (616) 696-1330, Ext. 101
The City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager. The City Clerk conducts all national, state and local elections and is responsible for maintaining all voter registration files.
Upcoming election schedule:
August 4, 2020 Primary Election
November 3, 2020 General Election
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Mi.gov/vote will have ballot previews for viewing and/or printing about a month before the election. The Clerk’s office will have sample ballots that will be posted to the news section before each election and on the City’s Facebook page. Sample ballots will also be displayed at the front counter of City Hall before each election.
All registered voters are now eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Here are some tips to help with the process:
- Get an early start. Keep in mind the amount of time needed for applications and ballots to pass through the mail system and allow for possible delays to ensure your ballot will be received in time to be counted.
- There is are two 24-hour secured drop boxes at City Hall. One in front of City Hall near the entrance and a drive up metal drop box in the rear parking lot for your convenience for dropping off applications or ballots as an alternative to mailing or coming in during office hours.
- You can track your ballot at mi.gov/vote to see when it was sent out to you or when it was received at the City.
- Sign up to get an Absent Voter Application mailed to you automatically prior to every election. This helps voters make sure they get a notice about upcoming elections and to get an early start on the absentee process. If you would like to sign up to be on the Permanent Absent Voter list simply email your name and request to be put on the Permanent Absent Voter to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Active duty members of the Uniformed Services, their eligible family members, and U.S. citizens residing outside the United States have a special process for voting. All the relevant information can be found at fvap.gov
Here’s the process for voting absentee:
1) Make sure you’re a registered voter. Verify that you’re registered to vote at your current address at mi.gov/vote
2) Obtain an absentee ballot application. Visit mi.gov/vote for an application or contact the Clerk’s office.
3) Submit your absentee application to the Clerk’s office. Make sure you indicate on the application if you need to receive the ballot at an address other than your home, such as an address at college or a seasonal home.
4) After you receive your ballot, complete it and return it to the Clerk’s office. You may return your ballot using either of the designated drop boxes at the front or the rear of City Hall. If you mail your ballot back to City Hall it is suggested you mail the ballot one week in advance of the election. The outside of the envelope must be signed by the voter. Returning your ballot early helps our staff to prepare for election day efficiently. Any ballot received after 8:00 PM on election day can not be counted.
All residents of the City of Cedar Springs vote at City Hall. City Hall is located at 66 S. Main Cedar Springs, MI 49319.
On-street parking and overflow parking in the rear of the building may be used on election day. Handicap spaces are available on Main Street, Ash Street, and in the public lot at the rear of City Hall.
If you do not reside in the City, You can look up your precinct number and location at mi.gov/vote.
Polls are open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
To register to vote in the City of Cedar Springs, you must be:
- a US citizen
- 18 years old (by election day)
- a resident of the City at least 30 days prior to the election
- not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison
Eligible voters can register online or by mail up to 14 days prior to the election. In the last 14 days before the election (and including election day), registration requires a visit to the Clerk’s office along with providing proof of residency.
- Michigan driver’s license or State ID card
- Current utility bill
- Bank statement
- Paycheck or government check
- Other government document
Military and overseas civilian voters have additional options to register. For more information, visit this page.
If you have a valid Michigan Driver’s License or State ID, you may be able to register or update your address by clicking here. If you don’t have one, find out how to register to vote by going to Registering To Vote.
The registration form can also be downloaded by clicking here.
Click here for the Clerk’s office hours and contact info.
Get paid to help us run the elections. Open to registered voters and students at least 16 years of age. Paid training is provided. Click here for the application. Contact the Clerk’s office with questions.
Contact Our Office:
Phone: (616)696-1330 Ext. 109
Address: 66 S. Main PO Box 310 Cedar Springs, MI 49319
7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm on the last Sunday before the election
Click here for real-time Election Results on election night!