Poised to Participate in the November 3 election

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OCTOBER 28, 2020

Poised to PARTICIPATE in the General Election Nov. 3


Election Day is less than a week away! It’s time to participate in the democratic process. Whether you’re returning an absentee ballot ahead of time, or heading to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the Ottawa County Clerk’s office has you covered with the information you need to have your voice heard.

On Election Day, all polling places in Michigan open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Find your local polling place here: https://gis.miottawa.org/ottawa/wab/findmypollingplace

With accurate information, #OttawaVotes!

Week 3: Participate

Fireside Chat: Election Security

Join Ottawa County Clerk/Register of Deeds Justin Roebuck, and Ottawa County Elections Coordinator Steve Daitch, at 1 p.m. TODAY, Oct. 28, for a Facebook Live stream as they discuss and answer your questions on how Ottawa County and local officials ensure our elections are secure.


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The deadline to register to vote online or by mail for the Nov. 3 election has passed. But don’t worry – you can still register in person with proof of residency  at your local clerk’s office though 8 p.m. on Election Day! 

Not sure where your local clerk’s office or ballot drop box is located? Visit gis.miottawa.org/ottawa/wab/findmydropbox  and enter your address.

For more information on the Nov. 3 election, visit miottawa.org/Elections or text “Ottawa Votes” to 468311.



Drop off your Absentee Ballot

The General Election is less than a week away. If you haven’t already mailed your signed and completed ballot back to your local clerk’s office, we suggest you hand-deliver it to ensure it arrives by Election Day. And, if you can’t make it to your local clerk during office hours, every clerk has secure ballot drop boxes available 24/7. Your local clerk’s office will also be open for a minimum of 8 hours on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Not sure where to find your local clerk’s office or drop box? We’ve got you covered with a new search tool, ‘Find My Dropbox.’ Visit gis.miottawa.org/ottawa/wab/findmydropbox, enter your address, and the app will show you where your clerk is, an image of the drop box, and a description of the drop box location.



FAQ: I applied for an absentee ballot, but would like to vote in person

If you received an absentee ballot, you can still vote in person. 

Still have your ballot? Take it with you to the polls on election day. An election worker will take your old ballot and issue you a new ballot. (If you would like to vote the ballot you received in the mail, you would have to take it to your clerk’s office on Election Day.)

Was your absentee ballot lost or destroyed? You can sign a form stating that your ballot was lost or destroyed, and then your election workers will issue you  a regular ballot at the polls.  

If you’ve already returned your absentee ballot, you have until 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, to spoil your ballot at your local clerk’s office. You can then vote in-person on Election Day!



What if I have more questions?

For more information about voting in Ottawa County, go to miottawa.org/elections; follow us on Facebook @OCClerkRegister; Twitter @OttawaElections; or call us at (616) 994-4535.

With accurate information, #OttawaVotes.