Grand Rapids extends hours for absentee voting

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With the November election less than two weeks away, the Grand Rapids City Clerk’s office is  extending its business hours to allow voters to cast their absentee ballots in person.

Registered Grand Rapids voters can pick up an  absentee ballot at the city clerk’s office until 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.  Anyone who requests an absentee ballot on the last day will need to vote  at the office and submit their ballot then.

The two-sided ballot  has three sections: partisan, non-partisan and proposals. Straight-party  voting is not available. Voters will need to individually pick each  candidate or issue they support and only vote for the maximum number of  candidates allowed, as listed on the ballot.

Following  state law, all absentee ballot voters must show a valid photo ID, such  as a driver’s license. Those who do not have a photo ID must sign a form  stating they do not have have a photo ID before voting.

The Grand  Rapids City Clerk’s office is located on the second floor of 300 Monroe  Ave. NW. Absentee voting office hours leading up to the election are as  follows:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28,  noon - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

For more information, contact the city clerk’s office by calling 616.456.3010 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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