Caroline MacGregor October 24, 2012 | WGVU
City Clerk, Lauri Parks, expects high voter turnout on Election Day. For that
reason, she says, extended hours are being offered to qualified absentee
“We are going to have the city clerks office open downtown Grand Rapids this Saturday, October 27th from 8am till 2pm and next Saturday from 8am to 2pm.”
clerk’s office will also be open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on November 5th, the day
before the election. Voters must submit a written request or Absent Voter
Application identifying why the wish to vote by absentee ballot.
“That will be for those voters who qualify for absentee ballots if they want to come right into the city clerks office and request their absentee ballot in person, they're able to vote it right there or take it with them as long as they return it on or before election day so it can be counted.”
vote by absentee ballot you must be:
years or older, physically
unable to attend the polls
- A precinct worker in a precinct other than where you reside
- Away from the community, in which you are registered - on Election day
- Unable to attend the polls because of your religion - Be in jail or awaiting arraignment or trial
send an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the Clerk’s Office by 2:00
p.m. Saturday, November 3rd. For more information or to request an Absent Voter
Application contact the City Clerk’s office or visit their website at grcity.us/clerk.
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