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City Election

The next election in the City of New Buffalo will be Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Please see the clerk for more information.

 

Register to Vote

What kind of identification do I need to show to register to vote?

If you hand-deliver your application, the staff person helping you will take your form and ask you to provide photo identification.  If you do not have an acceptable form of photo identification, you will be asked to sign an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification.

If you have never registered to vote in Michigan and choose to mail in your application, you will need to meet an identification requirement. This means you must:

  • Enter your driver's license number or personal identification card number where requested on the form, or
  • Send a copy of one of the following forms of identification with your application:
    • photocopy of your driver's license or personal ID card, or
    • photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address.
  • OR if you are unable to fulfill this requirement at the time of registration, you may provide one of the above items at the polls on election day to complete the process.

NEVER SEND AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT as proof of identification!

State of Michigan Voter Registration Application

2020 Michigan Absent Voter Ballot Application

 


Chief Election Officer

The City Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer for the City – responsible for running elections consistent with the Michigan Election Law, as amended, and applicable federal requirements.
 
The City Clerk is the Chair of the Election Commission, which is also comprised of the City Assessor and City Attorney (City Charter, Section 2.7.)
 
The City Clerk is responsible for:

  1. Voter Registration
  2. Ballots
  3. Voting Equipment
  4. Absentee Voting
  5. Petitions
  6. Election Workers
  7. Voting Precincts/ Polling Places
  8. School Election Coordinating Committee
  9. Candidate Fillings
  10. Election-related Notices

 ELECTIONS IN MICHIGAN

The Secretary of State of Michigan has shared this press release, Pew Center study: Michigan ranks among best states for elections performance.