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/vote.
Cyndee M. Jonseck
100 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060
810-984-9725 Ext. 0
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION
TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF PORT HURON:
In Accordance with Executive Orders issued by the Governor, the election on May 5, 2020, will be conducted with special voting and voter registration procedures. The City of Port Huron offices are closed or have limited access at this time. Before visiting the City Clerk’s office, please contact the office at the number shown above to see if the office is open. Additionally, voting in this election will be primarily by mail, with limited in-person voting on Election Day.
You may verify your voter registration, register to vote online, or download a registration form that can be mailed to the City Clerk’s office by visiting www.michigan.gov/vote.
Unregistered, but eligible voters, who wish to participate in the May election are strongly encouraged to register by mail or online by Monday, April 20, 2020. You may register online at www.Michigan.gov/VoterRegistration.
After Monday, April 20, 2020, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in-person with proof of residency (MCL 168.497) at the City Clerk’s office. HOWEVER, the days and times may change because of office closures related to public health and safety. Before visiting the office, please confirm office hours by visiting the City’s website or calling.
Under the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-27, unregistered but eligible voters also have the option to register online or by mail between April 21 and Election Day by then emailing or mailing a copy of required residency verification documents to their clerk. The residency verification documents must be received by the City Clerk’s office before the registration process is complete.
Further, under Executive Order 2020-27, voting in this election will be primarily by mail. There will be one (1) location for Port Huron City residents where voters may receive and submit ballots in-person on Election Day. This location will be the City Clerk’s office located on the first floor of the Municipal Office Center, 100 McMorran Boulevard, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Port Huron City electors will be voting on a Renewal of Blue Water Area Transportation Millage of 0.6173 mills for a four-year period, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.
Full text of the above ballot proposals may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office at the number/address listed above. A sample ballot with the full text may be viewed at www.mi.gov/vote.
Persons with disabilities needing accommodations should contact the City Clerk’s office (see above).
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.
ONLINE - To register online, you must currently have a Michigan Driver's License or Personal Identification Card and qualify to vote in the state of Michigan. Select this link to register online: www.Michigan.gov/vote
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 AGENCIES - These agencies also provide voter registration services to their clients: Department of Human Services, Department of Community Health 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 Secretary of State's website at: www.Michigan.gov/vote.
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.
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.
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 Maps provided
|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