Election Day – May 3,2022

On May 3, 2022 an election will be held to elect one individual to the Mt. Pleasant City Commission as well as a proposal for Gratiot Isabella RESD.

The two candidates running for the one City Commission seat are:

Brian Assmann

Michael Kostrzewa

Precinct Consolidation:

Please note precinct locations for this May 3, 2022 election.

  • Precinct 2 (City Hall): Voters from Precinct 1 (Ganiard) and Precinct 2 will vote at City Hall.
  • Precinct 3 (Pullen): Voters from Precinct 4 (High School) and Precinct 3 will vote at Pullen.
  • Precinct 6 (Vowles): Voters from Precinct 5 (Kinney) and Precinct 6 and Precinct 7 (Fancher) will vote at Vowles.

Permanent Absentee Voters:

Permanent absentee voters have been mailed an application for a ballot. If you wish to vote in this election you must return the application by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022. A ballot will then be mailed to you. Ballots can be mailed to the City Clerk’s office (320 W. Broadway Street) or placed in the ballot drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.

Absentee Voting:

For those not on the Permanent Absentee Voter list, you can submit a request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s office by mail, or email (clerk@mt-pleasant.org). This must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Absentee voting at the Clerk’s Office is available beginning Thursday, March 24, 2022 during regular business hours with additional hours on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Monday, May 2, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Registration:

If you are currently not registered to vote, you can register online at  https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ or mail in the voter registration application found online. This must be completed by April 18, 2022.

After April 18, 2022 voter registration will be available at the City Clerk’s office. Please bring a proof of residency and a photo ID. This can be done until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Election Day Information

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Need a ride to and from the polls? I-Ride is offering free rides. Call (989) 772-9441 to schedule.

Visit www.mi.gov/vote to confirm where you are registered to vote.

Election Day – November 2, 2021

On November 2, 2021 an election will be held to elect three individuals to the Mt. Pleasant City Commission as well as consider a bonding proposal for the Mt. Pleasant Public Schools.

The five candidates running for City Commission are:

Elizabeth “Liz” Busch

Marueen N. Eke

Daniel “Dan” Hess

Philip “Phil” Kruska

Amy Perschbacher

To review candidate biographical information and ballot language visit: vote411.org  

To watch the League of Women’s Voters candidate forum visit:https://vimeo.com/610953099

Precinct Consolidation:

Please note precinct locations for this November 2, 2021 election.

  • Precinct 2 (City Hall): Voters from Precinct 1 (Ganiard) and Precinct 2 will vote at City Hall.
  • Precinct 3 (Pullen): Voters from Precinct 4 (High School) and Precinct 3 will vote at Pullen.
  • Precinct 6 (Vowles): Voters from Precinct 5 (Kinney) and Precinct 6 and Precinct 7 (Fancher) will vote at Vowles.

Permanent Absentee Voters:

Permanent absentee voters have been mailed an application for a ballot. If you wish to vote in this election you must return the application by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021. A ballot will then be mailed to you. Ballots can be mailed to the City Clerk’s office (320 W. Broadway Street) or placed in the ballot drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.

Absentee Voting:

For those not on the Permanent Absentee Voter list, you can submit a request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s office by mail, or email (clerk@mt-pleasant.org). This must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021.

Absentee voting at the Clerk’s Office is available on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Monday, November 1, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Registration:

If you are currently not registered to vote, you can register online at  https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ or mail in the registration voter application found online. This must be completed by October 18, 2021.

After October 18, 2021 voter registration will be available at the City Clerk’s office. Please bring a proof of residency and a photo ID. This can be done until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Election Day Information

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Need a ride to and from the polls? I-Ride is offering free rides. Call (989) 772-9441 to schedule.

Visit www.mi.gov/vote to confirm where you are registered to vote.

9-1-1 Surcharge Renewal Election Scheduled for August 3

On August 3, 2021 a special election will be held for the renewal (not an increase) of the Isabella County Central Dispatch Surcharge 9-1-1 System funding.

In 2016, Isabella County voters approved this funding which exclusively supports 9-1-1 emergency telephone call answering and dispatch services within Isabella County. This includes, facilities, equipment, maintenance, and operating costs. According to Isabella County Central Dispatch, more than 282,000 calls have been received by dispatchers, since 2017. The renewal of this surcharge will provide the operational support needed to keep Isabella County residents, public safety officers and visitors safe. The ballot language and other voting reminders are outlined below.

Ballot Language:

Shall the County of Isabella, Michigan, be authorized to continue to assess a charge on all landline, wireless, and voice over internet protocol service users located in Isabella County at the same rate as previously approved by the voters of up to $3.00per month, effectiveJuly 1, 2021,to be used exclusively for the funding of 9-1-1 emergency telephone call answering and dispatch services within Isabella County, including facilities, equipment and maintenance, and operating costs?

YES 

NO

Precinct Consolidation:

Please note precinct locations for this August 3, 2021 election.

  • Precinct 2 (City Hall): Voters from Precinct 1 (Ganiard) and Precinct 2 will vote at City Hall.
  • Precinct 3 (Pullen): Voters from Precinct 4 (High School) and Precinct 3 will vote at Pullen.
  • Precinct 6 (Vowles): Voters from Precinct 5 (Kinney) and Precinct 6 and Precinct 7 (Fancher) will vote at Vowles.

Permanent Absentee Voters:

Permanent absentee voters will be mailed an application for a ballot. If you wish to vote in this election you must return the application by 5 p.m. on July 30, 2021. A ballot will then be mailed to you. Ballots can be mailed to the City Clerk’s office (320 W. Broadway Street) or placed in the ballot drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.

Absentee Voting:

For those not on the Permanent Absentee Voter list, you can submit a request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s office by mail, or email (clerk@mt-pleasant.org). This must be completed by 5 p.m. on July 30, 2021.

Absentee voting at the Clerk’s Office is available on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Monday, August 2, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Registration:

If you are currently not registered to vote, you can register online at  https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ or mail in the registration voter application found online. This must be completed by July 19, 2021.

After July 19, 2021 voter registration will be available at the City Clerk’s office. Please bring a proof of residency and a photo ID. This can be done until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Election Day Information:

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Need a ride to and from the polls? I-Ride is offering free rides. Call (989) 772-9441 to schedule.

Visit www.mi.gov/vote to confirm where you are registered to vote.

Absentee voting option now available to all registered voters

Due to the November 2018 passage of a statewide ballot proposal, all registered voters in Michigan are now eligible to vote via absentee ballot without a specific reason.  A written request to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you can be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in any of the following ways:

  • Drop box in parking lot – 320 W. Broadway Street
  • Postal mail – City Clerk, 320 W. Broadway Street
  • Email (scan or photo of application) – clerk@mt-pleasant.org
  • Fax – Attention: City Clerk – (989) 773-4691
  • In person in the Clerk’s office – Upstairs at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street

Absentee Voter Application Forms are available at the City Clerk’s office or can be found online at http://www.michigan.gov/sos.  You can also visit www.mi.gov/vote to see what contests and questions are on your ballot, as well as track your application and ballot.

If you have concerns related to COVID-19 and voting, many of the options available still allow you to fully participate in the voting process, but in a contactless manner.

By mail:  Absentee voter ballots may be mailed to you at your home address or any temporary address outside of your city of residence until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020.  Ballots must be returned via postal mail (it is recommended to mail a week before the election to allow adequate time for delivery), drop box located in the City Hall parking lot, or in person to the Clerk’s office by8 p.m. on election day.  

In-person absentee voting:  This option is available at the City Clerk’s office from now until Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4 p.m.  For your convenience, the City Clerk’s office will also be open for in-person absentee voting on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All registered voters can now also request to be added to the permanent absentee voter list maintained by the City. Once an individual is on the permanent absentee voter list, they will receive an application to vote absentee for every election. After the completed application to vote absentee is received by the Clerk’s office, a ballot will be mailed directly to the voter, eliminating a trip to the voting precinct on election day.

Election Day is Tuesday, August 4, 2020 and polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Even though safety protocols will be in place at all polling locations, absentee voting is the safest option during this COVID-19 pandemic. Need a ride to and from the polls? I-Ride is offering free rides. Call (989) 772-9441 to schedule.

Visit www.michigan.gov/vote to confirm where you are registered to vote. If you have questions regarding absentee voting, or being added to the permanent absentee voter list, call (989) 779-5361.

Absentee voting option now available to all registered voters – and other election/ballot information

Due to the November 2018 passage of a statewide ballot proposal, all registered voters in Michigan are now eligible to vote via absentee ballot without a specific reason. A written request to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 320 W. Broadway Street by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Absentee Voter Application Forms are available at the City Clerk’s office or can be found online at http://www.michigan.gov/sos.

By mail:  Absentee voter ballots may be mailed to you at your home address or any temporary address outside of your city of residence and must be returned via mail or in person to the Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day.

In-person absentee voting:  This option is available at the City Clerk’s office from now until Monday, November 4th at 4 p.m.  For your convenience, the City Clerk’s office will also be open for in-person absentee voting on Saturday, November 2nd from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All registered voters can now also request to be added to the permanent absentee voter list maintained by the City. Once an individual is on the permanent absentee voter list, they will receive an application to vote absentee for every election. After the completed application to vote absentee is received by the Clerk’s office, a ballot will be mailed directly to the voter, eliminating a trip to the voting precinct on election day.

If you have questions regarding absentee voting or being added to the permanent absentee voter list, call (989) 779-5361.

If you are voting at the polls on Election Day, and need to confirm where you are registered to vote, visit http://www.michigan.gov/vote. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.  If you need a ride to and from the polls, I-Ride (Isabella County Transportation Commission  – ICTC) is offering free rides, call (989) 772-9441.

What is on the November Ballot

There are two items on the November 5, 2019 ballot, they are as follows:

Candidates for City Commission

There are five candidates running for two full-term City Commission seats (Jan. 1 2020-Dec. 31, 2022) in the upcoming election. Commissioners Kulick and Ling are not seeking re-election. The City Commission candidates are:

  • Mary Alsager
  • Barry Delau, II
  • Brandon McQueen
  • Kathy Rise
  • George F. Ronan

Recreational Marihuana (adult-use) Establishments Ordinance) 

Voters are also voting on the citizen initiated ordinance regarding recreational marihuana establishments. For more information on this, and the City Commission Approved Recreational Marihuana Establishments Ordinance and Proposed Zoning Ordinance, visit http://bit.ly/marihuanaordinances .