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How and where to vote on election day 2019

November 4, 2019

It’s Election Day and The State News is here to give you a quick rundown on how to prepare before you head down to the voter’s booth.

There are 17 polling locations in the city of East Lansing, Michigan by precinct number and name:

  1. MSU – Brody Hall, 241 W. Brody Road
  2. Martin Luther Chapel, 444 Abbot Road
  3. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road
  4. Capital City Vineyard Church, 1635 Coolidge Road
  5. Shaarey Zedek Congregation, 1924 Coolidge Road
  6. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1315 Abbot Road
  7. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3383 E. Lake Lansing Road
  8. University Reformed Church, 841 Timberlane St.
  9. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road
  10. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road
  11. Burcham Hills Retirement, 2700 Burcham Drive
  12. MSU – Union Building, 49 Abbot Road
  13. MSU – IM Sports East, 804 E. Shaw Lane
  14. MSU – IM Sports East, 804 E. Shaw Lane
  15. MSU – IM Sports West, 393 Chestnut Road
  16. Wesley Foundation, 1118 S. Harrison Road
  17. Shaarey Zedek Congregation, 1924 Coolidge Road

The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Don’t fret if you still need to registered to vote; that’s what same-day registration is for!

Twenty one states and the District of Colombia enacted same-day registration, meaning any qualified resident of these states can register to vote and cast a ballot all in the same day, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, or NCSL.

All you need for same-day registration are these two items:

  1. Proof of your residency, which can be sufficed by a current driver’s license, a paycheck or a utility bill.
  2. A photo ID, while not necessary, speeds up the process. If you do not have one you will have to sign an affidavit, confirming identity is required when registering.

Since 2018, in the state of Michigan, same day registration can be done at the city or town clerk’s office wherever the voter resides. This takes place in an early voting period through Election Day.

For today's East Lansing City Council Election, information on how to register is available at the city clerk's office here.

An individual who applies to register to vote during this period must provide proof of the residency in the city or township to vote a regular ballot. If an individual cannot provide proof of residency, then the ballot is considered a provisional ballot and will be counted unless determined otherwise.

GO VOTE! The city's future is in your hands!

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