Redistricting Prompts Changes in Voting Precincts/Voter ID Cards/Updating Voter Files (UPDATED 5/23/2022)

UPDATED (5/23/2022):  VOTER ID CARDS will be mailed by precinct, to residents beginning 5/26/22.

If you receive any election related materials for someone who no longer lives at your residence, including the voter identification card, please mark “unknown” on the mailing and place it back in the mail. By federal law, this allows the City to legally start the cancellation process which takes four years to complete. Your assistance will help the City maintain an updated voter file. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 989-779-5361 or via email at clerk@mt-pleasant.org

Redistricting Information:

Every ten years, in conjunction with U.S. Census results, revisions to city voting precincts, congressional, legislative and county commissioner districts occur. A decrease in the City of Mt. Pleasant’s population count over the past ten years has prompted a reduction in voting precincts from seven to five. This action will significantly reduce the cost of elections, assist with election worker recruitment, and streamline precinct logistics.

City of Mt. Pleasant Voting Precincts (Effective August 2022):

Precinct 1: Ganiard Elementary School, 101 South Adams Street

Precinct 2: Kinney Elementary School, 720 North Kinney Street

Precinct 3: Pullen Elementary School, 251 South Brown Street

Precinct 4: Fancher Elementary School, 801 South Kinney Avenue

Precinct 5: Vowles Elementary School, 1560 South Watson Street

Absentee Voter Counting Board: Mt. Pleasant City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street

Mt. Pleasant High School is no longer a voting precinct due to the high amount of scheduled extracurricular activities and limited convenient parking. 

Voter ID Cards to be Mailed:

Every registered voter in the City will be receiving a new voter ID card in the mail in late May/early June. These cards will include the updated voting precinct, congressional, legislative and county district information. On Election Day, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 voters should go to the precinct noted on this updated ID card.

Voter Registration:

Individuals who are not currently registered to vote can register online at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ or mail in the voter registration application found online. This must be completed by July 18, 2022 to vote in the August 2, 2022 primary election.

Residents may also visit www.mi.gov/vote to confirm voting precincts.

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.