GR City Clerk extends hours promoting absentee voting
Patrick Center October 26, 2012 | WGVU
The City of Grand Rapids Clerk is providing additional hours to voters requesting absentee ballots. The clerk’s office will open its doors at 8 AM tomorrow and remain open until 2 PM.
While Michigan does not permit early voting, there are some circumstances that allow for it through an absentee ballot.
First, voters must submit a written request or Absent Voter Application.
Next, meet any one of the following six criteria:
1.) Be 60 years of age or older.
2.) Physically unable to attend the polls without assistance.
3.) You’re an appointed precinct worker in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside.
4.) There’s a good chance you’ll be away from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.
5.) You cannot attend the polls for religious reasons.
6.) You’re confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
Again, Grand Rapids City Clerk’s office will be open Saturday from 8 AM until 2 PM to qualified voters asking for an absentee ballot or to vote absentee in-person.
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