Community Local Elections

Ballots mailed out, clerk’s office strives to keep public informed of voting rights

The Flint City Clerk’s Office recently announced that, in preparation for and in advance of the first
presidential general election held during a COVID-19 pandemic, over 15,000 absentee ballot applications
have been processed and ballots have been mailed out. The clerk’s office has taken on additional staff to
make sure that AV ballot applications are processed immediately. Voters continue to go to
the clerk’s office daily to exercise their right to vote early. The following information is also being reemphasized to keep the public informed of its voting rights.

The Clerk’s office is open on a daily basis, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. –  5 p.m., through
November 3. In addition, the office will be open on from 9 a.m. – 5. p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and October 18, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and October 25 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,  October 31 and November 1 to receive absentee ballots over the counter. (This means that the public will be accommodated for three weekends in a row to vote in person, beginning October 17.)
Voters have the right to register for the election and immediately obtain an absentee voter ballot
during the 14 days leading up to the election and on Election Day.  Friday, October 30, at 5
p.m. is the deadline for the Flint City Clerk’s office to receive by mail absentee ballot requests from
registered voters in the city of Flint for the general election to be held on November 3.

Registered voters have the right to apply for, receive and submit an absentee ballot in person at
the city clerk’s office until 4 p.m. November 2, the day prior to the election. Voters who
register to vote or update their address on Election Day may vote by absentee in the clerk’s office.
Individuals entering a polling place for purposes of voting in an election are not required to wear a
face mask, per Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-153, issued on Friday, July 17.

Voters requiring additional information about the Nov. 3 election should contact the Flint City Clerk’s
Office at (810) 766-7414.

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