Elections & Voting
The City Clerk administers all federal, state, and local elections for the City of Charlevoix. The Clerk's Office also maintains the voter registration files of the City. The City is divided into three Wards.
When & How to Register
In order to vote in any election you must be 18 years of age on or before Election Day, be a resident of the City, and be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election. The deadline for November registration is October 9, 2018. You can register at the Clerk's Office, Secretary of State Branch Offices, or by mail. Persons registering by mail are required to vote in person unless they have previously voted in person in the state or are at least 60 years of age or are handicapped.
The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Sample ballots are available at the Clerk's Office. In order to vote in this election, you must be registered by October 9, 2018. All elections take place in Council Chambers at Charlevoix City Hall.
Absentee Voters (AV)
Residents that are 60 years of age or older, will be absent from the City on election day or are physically unable to attend the polls , may vote by Absentee Ballot. In order to vote AV, you must complete an Application for Absent Voter's Ballot and return it to the Clerk's Office by mail, email, or hand delivered. All voters who receive an AV ballot in person at the Clerk’s Office must present a photo ID. Completed ballots must be received by the close of polls and can be mailed, hand delivered to the Clerk’s Office or placed in the green City drop box located in the parking lot behind the Cinema.