The City Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, March 5, ahead of next Tuesday’s presidential primary election.
The Clerk’s Office is located in Room 111 at City Hall, 10 N. Division St.
As outlined in the Michigan Election Law, the office will be open for anyone who wishes to stop in and apply for an absentee ballot.
During these extra open hours, the Clerk’s Office will not process Freedom of Information Act requests, permits or licenses. This is strictly for absentee ballot applicants. The Clerk’s Office is typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
At this time, absentee voter ballots are available only for the six reasons listed on the application:
• Voter is 60 years of age or older.
• Voter will be absent from the community in which registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
• Voter is physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
• Voter cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of his/her religion.
• Voter has been appointed to be an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the one in which he/she resides.
• Voter cannot attend the polls because he/she is confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
Get an absentee voter application at the city’s website, www.battlecreekmi.gov. Scroll down to the City Spotlight section and click on the elections link.