The Sault Ste Marie City Clerk's Office is responsible for administering all federal, state, county and local (including school) elections held in the City of Sault Ste Marie. In addition, the City Clerk maintains the voter registration records through direct access to Michigan's Qualified Voter File (QVF) system in cooperation with Michigan's Secretary of State.

Serve as an Election Inspector

If you've ever wondered how to become more active in government, there are plenty of opportunities for you that do not involve running for elected office. Election inspectors are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. If you are a registered voter interested in serving as an election inspector, you may fill out the election inspector application and return it to the Clerk's Office.

Upcoming & Recent Elections

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | Presidential Primary
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024 | Primary Election 
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024 | General Election

Absentee Voting

All registered voters in Michigan can vote before Election Day using what’s called an absentee ballot. You don’t need an excuse or a reason. You can vote by absentee ballot through the mail, without ever having to leave your home.

An application is required in order to receive an absentee ballot. Applications for absentee ballots will be available 45 days before every election. Once your application is received by our office we will mail your absentee ballot to you. You then need to return your absentee ballot by 8pm on Election Day in order for your vote to be counted.

Learn more about voting at home by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center.

Request an Absentee Ballot

Registered voters with a Michigan ID can request an absentee ballot online using the absentee voter request form.

Registered voters can also print, complete, and sign an absentee ballot application and return it to the clerk’s office by mail, email, fax, drop box, or in person.

Call the City Clerk's Office to automatically receive an absentee application for every election.

Learn more about voting at home by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center.

Federal Post Card Application

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) is a postage-free voter registration / Absent Voter Ballot Application produced and distributed by the federal government for use by military and overseas civilian voters. The FPCA may serve as both an Absent Voter Ballot Application and a new voter registration form under specific circumstances.

Military & Overseas Voter Empowerment Act

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) provides special registration and absentee voting provisions for military and overseas civilians, including the use of the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB).

Drop Box Locations for City of Sault Ste. Marie Voters Only

Election Drop Boxes – Safe – Secure – No Postage Required – No Mail Delays

City Hall offers a drive-up absentee ballot drop box, located by the north entrance. Registered voters may simply pull up, deposit an absentee ballot or absent voter ballot application, and be on their way! Don’t forget to sign and seal the ballot envelope.

You can return your absentee ballot to our secure, 24-hour drop box up until 8pm on Election Day.

Early In-Person Voting

Michigan voters have the right to cast a ballot early and in person at an early voting site before Election Day.

Early voting will be available beginning with the presidential primary in 2024 and every statewide and federal election thereafter.

Learn more about early voting in Michigan.

City Hall
225 E. Portage Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
United States

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