Lansing, Michigan Voter Center

Vote Early

Any Registered Voter may vote by Absentee Ballot.

Applications for Absentee Ballots will be available 75 days before an election.  Please click here to request an Absentee Ballot Application. Applications must be printed, signed, and returned to the Clerk’s Office.  They can be mailed, scanned, faxed, dropped off at our office or one of our secure election drop box locations. 

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot online through the State of Michigan  absentee voter request form  before October 30. It is the quickest way to reach us, but unfortunately only available to those with a Michigan ID.

Click here to be added to the Automatic Absentee Application List in order to automatically receive an Absentee APPLICATION for every election or call 517-483-4133.

“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.”

In-Person Absent Voting Opportunities

We have three offices available for absent voting opportunities.

South Washington Elections Unit

2500 South Washington, Back Entrance
Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: 517-483-4485

8am – 5pm M, T, Th, F and 8am – 7pm on Wednesdays
Saturdays in October, 10am – 2pm
Last weekend Oct 31 and Nov 1, 10am – 10pm

Our South Washington Elections Unit is open to the public 40 days prior to the election. It has free parking and is located on CATA route #2, at 2500 South Washington, with the most convenient entrance in the back of the building.

Short Video On How to Get to the Elections Unit Office

Southside Community Center

5825 Wise Road

October 19 – Nov. 3
Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm

Lansing City Hall

9th Floor, 124 W. Michigan

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

24-Hour Secure Election Drop Box at City Hall

24 hour secure drop box is available at City Hall

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

A white drop box next to a chain-link fence.

Absentee Ballots With The City Clerk’s Office from Lansing Public Media on YouTube.