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.

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.

Information regarding voting precincts at local school buildings during August primary election

The August primary election takes place Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Several local school buildings of Mt. Pleasant Public Schools serve as local voting precincts. Due to ongoing construction, the following information provides guidance on where to park, which entrances to use and where voting will occur at several precincts.

Ganiard Elementary – 101 S. Adams Street

  • Park in lots on the east or south side of the building
  • Voting will take place in the cafeteria

Fancher Elementary – 801 S. Kinney Street

  • Park in lot on SW side of building (along Kinney Street)
  • Voting will take place in the gym

Kinney School – 720 N. Kinney Street

  • Park along Kinney Street
  • Voting will take place in the gym

Pullen Elementary – 251 S. Brown Street

  • Park in lot on the east side of the building
  • Voting will take place in the gym

Vowles Elementary – 1560 S. Watson Street

  • Park in lot off of Crawford Street
  • Use doors on NW side of the building
  • Voting will take place in the gym

Mt. Pleasant High School – 1155 S. Elizabeth Street

  • Park in lot in the back of the building
  • Use Athletic Entrance only
  • Voting will take place in the Auxiliary gym

For more information on voter registration status, voting precinct locations and more, go to www.michigan.gov/vote.