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Posted on: October 10, 2022

East Lansing City Clerk’s Rotating Satellite Office Opens on the MSU Campus

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Clerk’s rotating satellite office opened on Monday, Oct. 10 on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus to better serve all East Lansing voters leading up to and during the November 8, 2022 General Election.

East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster was joined by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. and Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum to celebrate the grand opening of the satellite office this morning in the MSU Student Services Building. This is the second year that the East Lansing City Clerk’s Office has offered a satellite office on the MSU campus; however, it’s the first time that the office will be offered at rotating campus locations.

“Every Michigan voter deserves convenient, accessible options to register, cast a ballot and find reliable information about the upcoming election,” said Benson. “This satellite office at MSU is just one innovative example of how we can meet people where they are to provide government services, make voting easier and our democracy stronger.” 

“Providing a space for students to actively engage in their civic duty to vote is vital to the democratic process,” Stanley said. “We are grateful for this opportunity, once again, to partner with the East Lansing City Clerk’s Office to ensure Spartan voices are heard at the polls on Nov. 8."

“Democracy works best when every qualified, registered voter is afforded an opportunity to exercise their right to vote,” Byrum said. “Voting is a habit and many MSU students have recently become eligible to vote in Michigan. We have to meet these future voters where they are and make it as easy as possible for them to become registered and safely and securely cast their ballots. I commend Clerk Shuster for her leadership and encourage all students to take advantage of this great new offering. Go Green! Go White! Go Vote!”
 
 “We are excited to be able to bring our satellite office back to the MSU campus this fall and add new, rotating locations,” Shuster said. “The satellite office is intended to be a ‘one stop shop’ for voters so they can register to vote, change their address, get an absentee ballot, vote that ballot and even place it in the drop box on site. Not only are we focused on making voting accessible for all voters in East Lansing, but we want students to feel comfortable with the voting process, which can often feel intimidating for first-time voters. Even if voters are not registered in East Lansing, we will be available to offer assistance and answer questions about voting in general.”

 Voters can register to vote, request and vote an absentee ballot and turn in their voted absentee ballots at both the City Clerk’s main office, 410 Abbot Road, and the satellite office. Both locations will also offer same-day voter registration on Election Day and serve as resources for any questions voters may have about the voting process. Locations and hours for the satellite office 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)

East Lansing voters can find additional election information at www.cityofeastlansing.com/elections and can contact the East Lansing City Clerk’s office with election questions at (517) 319-6914.         

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