Elections

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.  A qualified elector must be 18 years of age (by Election Day), a citizen of the United States and have resided in Port Huron for at least 30 days before Election Day.  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.

Cyndee M. Jonseck
City Clerk
100 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060
810-984-9725 Ext. 0
jonseckc@porthuron.org 


2019 ELECTIONS:
There are no elections scheduled for the City of Port Huron.


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 visit 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.  

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 - If your current address is within the City limits, return your form to our office at 100 McMorran Boulevard, Port Huron, Michigan, 48060.  Click on this link to obtain a form:  Voter Registration Application

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: www.michigan.gov.

ABSENTEE VOTING:
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.  All registered voters are eligible to obtain an absentee ballot in person or by mail.

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 4:00 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.  We will send you an application before each election.  The law requires that we receive a signed application for each election cycle.

BALLOT REQUEST BY MAIL - Request 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 application to complete the form and return it to our office:  Absentee Ballot Application

RETURNING BALLOTS - 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.  

EMERGENCY BALLOTS - 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.


VOTING EQUIPMENT:
The Secretary of State’s web site provides information on voting equipment, 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 "Information for Voters" and selecting "Voting Equipment" the user is provided easy to follow instructions on how to use the voting equipment.

Each precinct has a Voter Assist Terminal.  This equipment offers all voters, including voters with special accommodations for hearing, visual, physical and other disabilities, the opportunity to independently vote in complete privacy.  The Voter Assist Terminal does not actually count votes -- it just simply marks the voter's selections on paper that becomes their ballot.  Voters can select their choices using a touch screen.  Personal adaptives may also be used to assist voters in making their selections.  The completed ballot is then fed into the tabulator, which scans and records the votes.      


WORK AS AN ELECTION DAY INSPECTOR!
The City of Port Huron Clerk's Office is looking for people to work the polls on Election Day.  By serving as an Election Inspector, residents can serve their community, see their neighbors, be engaged in the democratic process and earn extra income at the same time! 

Inspectors will be stationed at one of the 10 precincts throughout the City and will be responsible for opening the precinct on Election Day, ensuring voters are registered and are voting in the proper precinct, assigning ballots and closing the polls.  Election Inspectors are paid for working on Election Day and also receive additional payment for attending mandatory training prior to Election Day. Election Inspectors must be a qualified and registered elector of the State of Michigan. 

If interested in becoming an Election Inspector click this link to download an application:  Election Inspector Application


 

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.

Precinct # Location  

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Precinct Maps provided
 in PDF format. 
 

1 Colonial Woods Missionary Church
3240 Pine Grove Avenue
 
2 Colonial Woods Missionary Church
3240 Pine Grove Avenue
 
3 PHASD - Administration Bldg.
2720 Riverside Drive
 
4 Palmer Park Recreation Center
2829 Armour Street
 
5 McMorran Place (Memorial Room)
701 McMorran Boulevard
 
6 First United Methodist Church
828 Lapeer Avenue (Pct. 6 and 7)
 
7 First United Methodist Church
828 Lapeer Avenue (Pct. 6 and 7)
 
8 Griswold Street Baptist Church
1232 Griswold Street
 
9 Griswold Street Baptist Church
1232 Griswold Street
 
10 Eleger Harvey Reinvestment Center
3013 - 24th Street