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.
2019 ELECTION SCHEDULE
Kentwood voters may participate in three elections in 2019: May 7 (school millage), August 6 (City Primary-only if needed) and November 5, 2019 (City Commission election). In November, voters will select three Kentwood City Commissioners (one each for Ward 1, Ward 2, and At-Large). City Commissioners serve for a four year term and the election is non-partisan. Nominating Petitions and Affidavits of Identity for Commissioner candidates must be filed in the Kentwood City Clerk's office by 4 pm on April 23, 2019. Information on filing as a candidate can be found at Kent County's Running for Office webpage or obtained at the City Clerk's office. Information on the City Commission can be found at the Kentwood City Commission webpage.
As the election nears, 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 2018 Elections, visit Kent County Election Results.
For voter registration and elections inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.554.0730.
Election and Voter Information:
Voter Registration Absentee Ballot Information Voting Locations Election Workers
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
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 Kentwood, Michigan for at least 30 days before the election
- Have registered prior to appearing at your voting location on election day
Obtaining an Absent Voter Ballot
If you are a registered voter within the City of Kentwood you may obtain an Absent Voter Ballot from the Kentwood City Clerk's office. You must request an absentee ballot in writing, and may submit the application in person or by mail, email, or fax.
Apply for a Ballot by:
- letter or postcard noting full name, election date, registered address, and mailing address, with signature and date
- absentee ballot application
- in person at the Kentwood City Clerk's office
- if you are eligible, with a Federal Postcard Application (for military/overseas voters)
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
|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|