​Presidential Primary Election - March 10, 2020

​Polls are open on Election Day from 7 am to 8 pm

The ballot will include candidates seeking nomination for the Office of President of the United States and the following Proposal:

  • Operating Millage Renewal for Portland Public Schools

This is CLOSED PRIMARY, which means that voters MUST select a Republican Party, Democratic Party or Proposal Only ballot type in order to receive a ballot. By law, this selection must be in writing; therefore voters will be required to select their ballot type on the application to vote at their precinct or on their application for an absent voter ballot.

Sample ballots will be available at the Clerks Office at the end of January.

Important Deadlines

  • Monday, February 24th - Last day to register to vote in any matter other than in-person at your local Clerk's Office.
  • Tuesday, February 25th through Tuesday, March 10th until 8 pm - A person may register to vote in-person at their local Clerk's Office with proof of residency.
  •  Friday, March 6th at 5 pm - Deadline to request an absent voter ballot to be mailed via first class mail.
  • Monday, March 9th until 4 pm - Last day for registered voters to request an absent voter ballot in-person at the Clerk's Office. Photo ID or completion of an Affidavit Not in Possession of Photo ID is required.
  • Tuesday, March 10th until 8 pm - A person registering on Election Day in-person in the Clerk's Office may obtain and vote an absent voter ballot or vote in their proper precinct.

Extended Hours

The City Clerk's Office will be open for Election related business during the following extended hours:

  • Saturday, March 7th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 8th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

​2020 Election Dates

August 4, 2020 - State Primary
November 3, 2020 - Presidential Election

More details for the August and November Elections will be posted closer to those Election dates.

Quick Links

Michigan Voter Information Center

March 2020 Absentee Voter Application (PDF)

Voter Registration Application

Contact Us

  1. Nikki Miller
    Nikki Miller

    City Clerk

    Phone: 517-647-3211
    Fax: 517-647-2938

    Portland City Hall

    259 Kent Street
    Portland, MI 48875


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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