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Extended Hours In-Person Absentee Voting

Extended Weekend In-Person Absent Voting Opportunities

Open July 5 until August 1 , the South Washington Elections Unit is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It has free parking and is located on CATA route #2, at 2500 S. Washington, with the most convenient entrance in the back of the building. Walk-in abentee voting on the weekend at the following dates and times:

When:     Sunday, July 24      12 noon to 4 pm, 
                Saturday, July 30       8 am to 2 pm

Where:    South Washington Office Complex (SWOC) Elections Unit – 
                Located in the rear building entrance, enter gates on the right side

                2500 S. Washington, Lansing 48910

                (517) 483-4485

                (517) 483-4393  Fax

(The building, which formerly housed the National Guard headquarters, is south of Mt. Hope and next to Washington Park; go to the back of the building through the gates on the right side)

Link to Short Video on how to get to the Elections Unit Office

24 Hour Secure Election Drop Box at the South Washington Election Unit


24 Hour Secure Election Drop Box at City Hall

WHY: A voter may request an absent voter’s ballot for any of the following six reasons:

1. Being 60 years of age or older,

2. Physically unable to attend the polls without assistance of another,

3. Is an appointed precinct worker in a precinct other than the precinct where the voter lives,

4. Expects to be absent from the community in which the voter is registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day,

5. Cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of the voter’s religion, or

6. Cannot attend the polls because the voter is confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.

“I want to give Lansing residents every opportunity possible to cast their ballot,” said Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk. “That’s why we’re pleased to offer in-person absentee voting for Lansing residents on two weekend days.”

Clerk Office locations in both Lansing City Hall and the South Washington Office Complex will also be open for Absentee Voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays after July 5. Absent voter ballots issued after 2 p.m. on Saturday,July 30 can not be taken out of the Clerk's Office. Absent voter ballots may not be issued after 4 p.m. on Monday, August 1.

Chris Swope
City Clerk
9th floor of City Hall
124 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933.

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.