Elections and Voting
With the passage of Michigan Proposal 2022-2, beginning in 2024 for state/federal elections, voters will be guaranteed access to 9 days of early, in-person voting. Kalamazoo County election administrators are making plans to host multiple Early Voting Sites around the county. Voters from cities and townships that enter into an agreement with the county will have the option to vote at any of these Early Voting sites. This means that voters throughout Kalamazoo County, *with the exception of Pavilion Township, will be able to vote at any one of 4 Early Voting Sites.
In November 2022, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that gives voters the right to vote early and in person at Early Voting sites before statewide and federal elections. Communities may also choose to provide Early Voting for local elections. Early Voting allows a voter to cast a ballot before Election Day, in an experience similar to voting on Election Day. During the Early Voting period, voters are issued a ballot and can then insert their ballot directly into a tabulator at their Early Voting site.
Early voting will be available beginning with the 2024 presidential primary. It will be available for the 2024 August primary election, the November 2024 general election, and every statewide and federal election thereafter. The early voting period begins the second Saturday prior to Election Day and ends the Sunday before an election. However, communities may decide to provide additional days of early voting. Under state law, communities can offer up to 29 days of early voting.
Stay tuned for announcements of Early Voting sites! Voters will receive a mailed notice prior to the 2024 Presidential Primary notifying them of their Early Voting site options.
Elections in Michigan are administered by elected or appointed clerks who live in our communities, and by hundreds of community members who serve as election inspectors at polling sites. While city and township clerks operate polling locations in each precinct on Election Day, Kalamazoo County will be hiring Election Inspectors to work at consolidated Early Voting sites for the 9-day Early Voting period. Inspectors are paid for their time ($16/hour for inspectors, $18/hour for a site chairperson) and all must go through required trainings prior to being appointed to serve in an election. Poll workers are required to be registered voters in the State of Michigan. Additionally, you cannot be a challenger, candidate, member of a candidate's immediate family, or a member of the local Board of Canvassers. Anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime may not serve.
To apply you must complete the State of Michigan’s Election Inspector Application and Kalamazoo County’s addendum to the application. Sign and return this form by mailing or dropping off to Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office, 201 W Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or by email to email@example.com. For more information on what it means to be an Election Inspector, click here.
For more information about Early Voting in Michigan, please visit the State of Michigan’s informational page about Early In Person Voting to view answers to more commonly asked questions.
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