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Verify your voter registration, see your voting location, view your sample ballot and track the status of your absentee ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center.   

2018 ELECTION SCHEDULE
Kentwood voters will participate in two elections in 2018:  August 7 and November 6, 2018.  2018 is a Gubernatorial election year, along with various other Federal, State and local offices that will be decided.  The primary will be held in August, with the general election following in November.  Visit the Kent County Elections page to view candidate information and sample ballots.

The Michigan Bureau of Elections has created a YouTube video for Michigan voters, "A Voter's Guide to Voting" which explains what to expect when you appear at your voting location on election day.

For results of the August 7, 2018 State Primary Election, visit Kent County Election Results.
For voter registration and elections inquiries, contact  elections@kentwood.us  or  616.554.0730.

Election and Voter Information:
Voter Registration           Absentee Ballot Information          Voting Locations          Election Workers

Registering to Vote

When you move into the State of Michigan or if you move from one municipality to another within the State you must register to vote.  Complete the State of Michigan form:  Michigan Voter Registration/Change of Address Form

Where to Register to Vote
Register in person at any of the following offices:

  • City Clerk's Office, 4900 Breton Ave. SE, Kentwood
  • Any Secretary of State Branch Office
  • County Clerk's Office, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids
  • State Agencies:
    • Family Independance Agency
    • Department of Community Health
    • Michigan Jobs Commission
Register by mail by sending the completed form to Kentwood City Clerk, PO Box 8848, Kentwood MI 49518.

Change your address online at:  Michigan Department of State: Update Address Online

Who is Eligible to Vote?
You are qualified to vote if you are:

  • A citizen of the U.S.
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the next scheduled election
  • Have been a resident of Michigan for at least 30 days before the election
  • Have registered on or before the close of registration preceding the election
Re-register to vote if you move or if you change your name as a result of marriage or court order.

ELECTION WORKERS:  To apply to be an election worker, complete an application online.  View information on working for elections for the City of Kentwood.

Absentee Ballot Information

Obtaining an Absent Voter Ballot
If you are a registered voter within the City of Kentwood and meet one of the qualifications listed below, you may obtain an Absent Voter Ballot from the Kentwood City Clerk's office.

To apply for an Absent Voter Ballot you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • You expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.
  • You are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
  • You cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion.
  • You have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside.
  • You are 60 years of age or older
  • You cannot attend the polls because you are confined to jail awaiting arraignment

Apply for a Ballot by:

* To receive an Absentee Voter Ballot one or more of the above mentioned conditions must be included in the letter or postcard.  Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 2 p.m. on Saturday prior to the election.  Thereafter, you may vote an Absentee Voter Ballot in person at the Kentwood City Clerk's office up until 4 p.m. on the day before the election.

 

City Of Kentwood Polling Places

What is a Precinct/Polling Place?
The precinct or polling place is where you go to cast your ballot. The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. and you vote at your assigned polling place on Election Day. If you do not know your Ward and Precinct, check your Voter ID card or call the City Clerk's office.
View the City of Kentwood Precinct Map
 
WARD PRECINCT LOCATION ADDRESS
1 1, 4, 5 Kentwood Activities Center 355 - 48th St
1 2 St. Mary Magdalen Church 1213 - 52nd St
1 3, 6 Kelloggsville Chr Ref Church 610 - 52nd St
1 7 Kentwood Christian Church 5841 Kalamazoo Ave
1 8 Princeton Chr Ref Church 5330 Kalamazoo Ave
1 9 Grand Rapids Baptist Church 4525 Stauffer Ave
2 10 St. Marks Lutheran Church 1934 - 52nd St
2 11 African Comm Fellowship Ch 4275 Shaffer Ave
2 12 Kentwood Library 4950 Breton Ave
2 13, 15 St. Paul United Methodist Ch 3334 Breton Ave
2 14, 18 East Paris Chr Ref Church 3065 East Paris Ave
2 16 Church of the Servant 3835 Burton St
2 17 Pentecostals of Kentwood 2627 - 44th St SE