Election Info

All qualified individuals are encouraged to register to vote and keep their voter registration address up-to-date. If you have a Michigan driver’s license or state ID, you may register to vote or update your information online here. Otherwise, you can complete the paper voter registration application and return it to your local clerk. Please keep in mind, if you wait until the two-week period prior to an election, you must register to vote in person with your local clerk and provide proof of residency.

Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture ID.  Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit that will be on hand.

Upcoming Election Dates

  • November 8, 2022 - State General Election
Polling locations are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters can visit https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ to find out where they vote and view their sample ballot.

City Clerk's Main Office Hours

The East Lansing City Clerk's main office; located at East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road, Room 100; is open during the following hours:

  • Regular Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Extended hours: 
     Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
     Sunday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

     Monday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
     Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (Election Day)

City Clerk's Satellite Office Hours

The East Lansing City Clerk's rotating on-campus satellite office locations/hours are as follows: 

  • Oct. 10-14 - MSU Student Services Building, 556 E. Circle Drive
    Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day
  • Oct. 17-21 - MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive
    Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. each day
  • Oct. 26-28 - MSU IM Sports East, 804 Shaw Lane
    Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. each day
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 8 - MSU Brody Hall, 241 W. Brody Road
    Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. from Oct. 31-Nov.6
    Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7
    Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day) 
At both the City Clerk's main office and satellite office, East Lansing voters can register to vote, request and vote an absentee ballot (through Monday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.) and turn in their voted absentee ballots. Election Day voter registration will also be offered at both offices. 

Official Ballot Drop Box Locations

East Lansing voters can drop off their completed absentee ballots to four official ballot drop box locations in the community. The drop boxes are locked and checked daily by City Clerk staff. Absentee ballots must be returned to a drop box or one of the Clerk's office locations by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Drop box locations include:

  • East Lansing City Hall (north lot), 410 Abbot Road
  • East Lansing Department of Public Works, 1800 E. State Road
  • MSU-CATA Transportation Center, 592 N. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road 



Election Resources

Student Voters

Archived Election Results

2022 East Lansing School Board Candidate Filing Requirements