Elections

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  1. Election Oversight
  2. Election Inspectors
  3. Voter Registration
  4. Candidate Filing Information
  5. Absentee Ballots
  6. Federal Post Card Application
  7. Important Dates to Remember

The City Clerk's office oversees all elections in the City of Battle Creek, working in coordination with the Calhoun County Clerk.

The City of Battle Creek is divided into 5 Wards, which are made up of 23 Precincts. 
A registered voter must vote at the polling location for his or her own precinct, which is determined by the voter's address. Check the Ward-Precinct map below to determine your Ward and Precinct. Check the table below for the address of your polling location.

By Michigan State Law, a voter must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election in which they want to vote.

Additional elections and voter information is available by clicking on the menu tabs on the left. For more information about elections or to check your registered voter status online, visit the State of Michigan Voter website.

City Election Change


The City Commission in the spring of 2017 had discussed moving the odd-year city elections to even years, adding city commissioner candidates to the ballot with state, congressional, and presidential candidates.
On May 16, 2017, the City Commission approved moving city elections from odd to even years going forward, those elected in the fall of 2017 will serve three-year terms. Starting in 2020, terms will return to two years.


City Commission petition packets available on June 5

Those interested in running for a position on the City Commission in this year’s November 7th election may begin collecting petition signatures on Monday, June 5th.  Packets are available to pick up in the City Clerk's Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All nine seats on the commission are available this year.

Potential candidates should note that, because the current City Commission approved moving city elections from odd to even years going forward, those elected this fall will serve three-year terms. Starting in 2020, terms will return to two years.

At-large commission candidates (four seats) must be registered voters in the city and collect at least 100, but not more than 150, valid signatures of registered Battle Creek voters.

Ward candidates (five seats) must be registered voters and residents in the wards for which they are running, and collect at least 50, but not more than 75, valid signatures of Battle Creek voters within their wards.

Petitions and an Affidavit of Identity are due to the City Clerk’s Office, Room 111 at City Hall, 10 N. Division St., by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25.

All documents – with the exception of the petitions and Affidavit of Identity, which are available at the clerk’s office – are available electronically. Anyone wanting hard copies of the other documents may request them from the Clerk’s office.

Official Election Results

 
Calhoun County election results can be viewed here.  Statewide results can be viewed here.  

Polling Locations


Precinct
         Location              
                Address                     
1 Trinity Lutheran Church  2055 Columbia Ave. E
 2 Battle Creek First Assembly of God 800 S 24th Street
3 Battle Creek First Assembly of God 800 S 24th Street
Christ United Methodist Church 65 N Bedford Road
First Wesleyan Church
14425 Helmer Rd S
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
157 Chapel Hill Drive
Trinity United Methodist Church 10 W. Bidwell Street
8 St. Peter Lutheran Church
1079 Riverside Drive
9 Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
157 Chapel Hill Drive
10 Christ United Methodist Church 65 N. Bedford Road
11 Covenant Hope Church 3142 Capital Ave SW
12 Second Baptist Church 485 N. Washington Ave.
13 Trinity United Methodist Church 10 W. Bidwell Street
14 Covenant Hope Church 3142 Capital Ave. SW
15 Emmett Street Missionary Church 552 E. Emmett Street
16 Emmett Street Missionary Church  552 E. Emmett Street
17  Emmett Street Missionary Church
552 E. Emmett Street
18  Cherry Hill Manor 10 Clay Street
19 Maple United Methodist Church  342 Capital Ave. NE
20 First Wesleyan Church
14425 S. Helmer Road
21 Second Baptist Church 485 N. Washington Ave.
22 Battle Creek First Assembly of God
800 S. 24th Street
23 Battle Creek First Assembly of God
800 S. 24th Street


Wards & Precincts


The City of Battle Creek consists of 5 wards and 23 precincts.