To vote prior to an election:
State Law requires the Clerk’s Office to be open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Saturday prior to an election.
To vote on election day:
Appear at your polling place on Election Day. The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The polling location to vote is City Hall 414 E. Main Street. Precinct 1 votes in the Council Chambers, and Precinct 2 votes in the Community Room.
Click on your precinct below to view a sample ballot.
Under the requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), each polling location must have at least one voting unit designed to accommodate the needs of disabled voters. Clinton County has selected the Hart Intercivic Verity Touch Writer as its county-wide system. It is a voting device that allows voters with a variety of disabilities to vote using the same Varity Scan as other voters in the same precinct. These new voting machines will be available for use beginning with the August 2018 Primary election.
Beginning with the 2018 election cycle, a county-wide optical scan voting system was implemented. After considering the various optical scan systems, Clinton County polling places will be using the Hart Intercivic Verity Scan.
All City of DeWitt Residents will be voting at City Hall. Precinct 1 voters will vote in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 414 E. Main Street. Precinct 2 voters will vote in the Community Room also at City Hall.
Public Act # 298 of 2003 (the Election Consolidation Law) provides for the consolidation of local elections and mandates that cities and townships shall conduct all school and community college elections. All City residents will vote at the above precinct locations for school elections. (Effective January 1, 2005)
There is no longer any need to state a reason for voting by absentee ballot.
The City maintains a permanent absentee voter list. Many of you are on that list currently, and we mail you an application before each election. If you want to cast your vote by absentee ballot by mail, you complete the application and return it to us, and we send your ballot by mail once it is available. If you are already on the list, we will continue to mail you an application for each election as we have been doing.
If you are not on the list currently but would like to be added to the permanent absentee voter list, you can be added online by visiting the State of Michigan Voter Information Center website. You may also contact our office at (517) 669-2441 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can only send you an application if you ask us to. We can only mail you a ballot if you complete the application and return it to us for each election.
A voter who applies for an absent voter ballot for a primary election may, at the same time, request an absent voter ballot for the following general election if he or she is eligible to receive an absent voter ballot for both elections.
Absent voter ballots are opened on Election Day by the election inspectors and tabulated in the same machines used for ballots of in-person voters. All absent voter ballots must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day.
To apply to be on the Permanent Absent Voter List, fill out the Permanent Absent Voter List Request Form
According to the City Charter, “Elective officials shall be registered electors of the City, who shall have resided within the City for six months or more, and shall be at least 21 years of age on the date the office is to be filled.” It also states, “The election of all City officials as provided in this charter shall be non-partisan (City Charter, Section 6.4).