Elections & Voting
2023 Election Dates
|August 8, 2023||Local Primary Election||Last day to register other than in-person- July 18, 2023|
|November 7, 2023||Local General Election||Last day to register other than in-person- October 24, 2023|
Here is a complete listing of election dates and deadlines including candidate and proposal filings from the Michigan.gov Secretary of State Elections website page.
~ August 8, 2023 - Local Primary Election News ~
The Local Primary Election will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2023. The polling location for city residents is the Ithaca Community Center located at 120 N. Maple Street, Ithaca. Polls will be open from 7:00am until 8:00pm. Any person in line at 8:00pm will be allowed to vote.
- Not registered to vote and want to vote in this election? You must go in person to the City Clerk’s office as soon as possible but not later than 8:00pm on election day. Proof of residency is required and photo ID should be presented.
- Already registered, but changing your address? You have three options:
1) You must go to the City Clerk’s office and bring a document showing proof of residency (Driver’s license, paycheck, bank statement, current utility bill or another government document)
2) Vote at your old voting location one more time
3) Request an absent voter ballot from your previous city or township clerk
- Absentee Ballots are available at City Hall, by mail-in or on-line application at Michigan.gov/vote.
City Hall hours are 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday, Special hours: Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Please bring photo ID.
The deadline to obtain an absentee ballot online or by mail is 5:00pm on August 7th or in person at the Clerk’s office until 4:00pm on August 7, 2023. If you request an absentee ballot on the day before Election Day, you must vote the ballot in the clerk’s office.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the City Clerk’s office (City Hall) by 8:00pm on Election Day. Do not return them to the polls. Ballots may be returned by mail, drop box, or in person. If you requested an absentee ballot, but have changed your mind and want to vote at the polls, you must surrender your ballot to the City Clerk. Please contact the clerk’s office for more information at 989-875-3200 or email@example.com.
Register to Vote
Are you a registered voter for the City of Ithaca?
You can register to vote at City Hall, the Gratiot County Clerk's office or at any Secretary of State office or State online system. You must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years or older, and your permanent address must be in the City of Ithaca. Persons who are 17 years of age and will turn 18 between the last day to register to vote and Election day, may register to vote in the election, but must do so prior to the close of the last day to register.
Voters who find it difficult to attend the polls, may vote by absentee or request to be placed on the permanent absentee list. Placing yourself on the permanent absentee list will ensure that an absentee ballot application will be sent to you for each election.
It is then your choice to file it or vote at the polls.
Please contact the City Clerk at 875-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Your request for an absentee voter ballot must be in writing and submitted to your city clerk. Absentee applications may be obtained from the local clerk, County Clerk, Secretary of State office or online at www.mi.gov/vote. Requests to have an absentee voter ballot mailed to you must be received by the City Clerk no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.
How to Reach the City Clerk
Contact Cathy by calling (989) 875-3200 or by using the
e-mail contact form to the right.