The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for administering elections in the City of Port Huron. Voting is one of the most cherished and fundamental rights in our country. To be eligible to vote, citizens must be registered at least 30 days before an election. A qualified elector must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States and have resided in Port Huron for at least 30 days. Once you are registered, re-registration is not required for each election. If you move, you will need to change your address at the Secretary of State's office, your local clerk's office or online at www.michigan.gov/sos.
Sue Child, CMC
100 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI 48060
810-984-9725 Ext. 0
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - PHASD Proposal
View a SAMPLE BALLOT (available about 6 weeks prior to the election date) -or- check the status of your absentee ballot: https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/votersearch.aspx
LAST DAY TO REGISTER (if not already registered) is by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8. Call our office if you are unsure if you are registered or if you have not voted in awhile.
ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION (if you qualify and are registered in the City of Port Huron):
VOTE IN PERSON: Voters who qualify to vote by absentee ballot, can pick up a ballot in person in our office through Mon., Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. MUST provide a valid driver's license or government-issued photo ID
ABSENTEE BALLOT MAILED: Voters can receive an absentee ballot by mail (if you qualify) by sending a written request for a ballot to our office. Written requests will be accepted through Sat., Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. Select here to complete the form, print and mail to our office. (absentee application).
EXTENDED OFFICE HOURS: Extended hours are offered to voters on Sat., Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., who wish to vote an absentee ballot. Must appear in person.
BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED to the City Clerk's office by no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6.
Register to Vote
FIRST CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS:
Check your voting status first to see if you are already registered, to check if your address is current or find out where you vote by visiting www.michigan.gov/vote. If you find you are not registered, read below to find out where to go to get registered.
Whenever you move to a new city or township, you must re-register to vote. The residential address used for your voter registration must be the same as the address on your driver's license or personal identification. You must register at least 30 days before the election, which allows us time to process the forms and send you a Voter Identification Card.
PLACES TO REGISTER:
CLERK'S OFFICE - If you live within the City limits, visit our office at 100 McMorran Boulevard, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to register in person.
SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE - Visit the local branch office located in the Court of Flags Mall, 2887 Krafft Road, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday and between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
BY MAIL - Click here to download the form or visit the Secretary of State's web site at www.michigan.gov/sos. If your current address is within the City limits, return the form to our office at 100 McMorran Boulevard, Port Huron, Michigan, 48060. If you live elsewhere, follow the instructions for returning the form to the proper agency.
FIRST TIME VOTER WHO REGISTERED BY MAIL - If you have never voted in Michigan and registered by mail, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if you personally hand deliver the mail-in registration form to your county, city or township clerk's office, if you are over 60 years of age, disabled or are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
OTHER SPECIFIC AGENCIES - These agencies also provide voter registration services to their clients: Department of Human Services, Department of Community Health, Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth and Military Recruitment Centers.
CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS:
If you have moved, you can your change your driver's license, personal ID and VOTING addressing by visiting the the Secretary of State's website at: https://onlineservices.michigan.gov/ExpressSOS/CustomerManagement/EligibilityRequirements
Absentee voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on election day. As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee voter ballot if you are:
- age 60 years old or older
- physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another
- expecting to be out of town on election day the entire time the polls are open
- in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
- unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
- appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.
BALLOT REQUEST IN PERSON:
Stop by our office to pick up a ballot during normal business hours or during our extended business hours on the Saturday before each election between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
PERMANENT LIST: Call our office at 984-9725 Ext. 0 if you want to receive an application to vote absentee for each election cycle. You must be 60 years or older -or- physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another. We will send you an application before each election. The law requires that we receive a signed application for each election cycle.
BALLOT REQUESTS BY MAIL:
Requests for an absentee ballot must be in writing and can be in the form of a letter or on a pre-printed application. Select this link to the application to complete the form and return it to our office: (absentee application).
Ballots must be received in the City Clerk's office no later than 8:00 p.m. on election day to be counted. Remember to sign the envelope provided or the ballot cannot be counted. Only you, a family member, person residing in your household, a mail carrier or an election official is authorized to return a ballot for you.
If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on election day, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot. Requests must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed, but before 4:00 p.m. on election day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent voter ballot. Please contact the office at 810-984-9725 Ext. 0 for more information about emergency absent voter ballots.
The Secretary of State’s web site provides a "Citizens' Guide to Voting Systems" which uses video, photographs and text to make it easy to learn about the voting system used in the City of Port Huron, as well as throughout the entire State of Michigan. By clicking on "View by Equipment" and selecting "Optech," the user is provided easy to follow instructions on how to use the voting equipment.
Each precinct has an AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal. This equipment offers all voters, including voters with disabilities, the opportunity to vote a secret ballot, in complete privacy. The AutoMARK does not actually count votes -- it just simply marks the ballot with your selections. For further information about this equipment, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 810-984-9725 Ext. 0.
Work as an Election Day Inspector!
Click here to download an application Click here
Are you interested in becoming an Election Inspector? It's as easy as 1-2-3...
- First you’ll attend a short training session to learn how to be a poll worker. Then, you are ready to go to work.
- On Election Day, you’ll help set up the polling site before voters arrive.
- Finally, you’ll check voters in at the precinct and issue ballots. Once the day is over, you and your fellow election workers will close the polling place.
It's a great way to give back to your community, see your neighbors, make a little money and be engaged in the democratic process. Moms, dads, grandparents, students, if you live in St. Clair County, please consider becoming a part of Port Huron's election team. Call us if you have any questions at 810-984-9725 Ext. 0.
Where to go to Vote?
Listed below are the City's voting precincts. You must vote in your assigned precinct, which is typically located close to your home address. If you are not sure where to vote and you live in the City, call our office at 810-984-9725 or link to this site to find out where you vote: www.michigan.gov/vote. Please remember to bring photo Id with you when you vote.