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Elections Information


Currently the city has 3,251 registered voters as of the May 2, 2017 School Election.  The City is divided in to two precincts.  Precinct  1  consist of all voters North of Smith Street and Precinct 2 consists of all voters South of Smith Street.  If you are unsure of your precinct, it should be printed clearly on your voter identification card.  If you are still unsure please call the City Clerk’s office to find out.



Any citizen of the United States of America who is 18 years of age (at the date of the election) and who has a permanent residence in the City of Algonac may register to vote.  You must be registered at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.  Following is a link to the Michigan Voter Registration Form and directions.

The City Clerk is the official elections administrator for the City.   You can come to the City Offices and register to vote.   When you  register to vote by mail or through the State of Michigan Secretary of State’s office, the City Clerk will forward a new voter identification card to you within 30 days of receipt of the information from the County of St. Clair.



The last day to register to vote in the November 8, 2016 General Election is October 11, 2016

You may complete the form provided in the link above and return it to the City Clerk’s Office on or before that date.

Thank you



The State of Michigan has denoted the following four (4) days as regular election dates in the State of Michigan for which all elections are to be held.

  1. The fourth (4th) Tuesday in February.
  2. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in May.
  3. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in August.
  4. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Occasionally the school districts may hold a special election to be held on a Tuesday but not necessarily one of the above indicated Tuesdays.



The following are the district representatives for the City of Algonac residents:

U.S. congressional District 10
1034 Longworth House office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-2106
Candice Miller
48701 Van Dyke
Shelby Twp., MI 48317
(586) 997-5010
District 25 State Senator
Phil Pavlov
905 Farnum Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-7708
District 081 State Representative
Dan Lauwers
124 N. Capital
S-1185 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone:  (517) 373-1790
Fax:  (517) 373-9983
District 7 St. Clair County Commissioner
Bill Gratopp
9200 North River Road #6
Algonac, MI 48001



Absentee Voter Ballots can be requested from the City Clerk up to six months in advance by filling out a form available in the office or by sending a letter stating:

  1. Which election you are requesting the ballot for;
  2. The reason why you are not attending the polls; and
  3. Where you want the ballot mailed.

An original signature must be provided for each ballot.

The City of Algonac has a permanent absentee list.  If you would like to be placed on the permanent list and receive an application for an Absent Ballot please contact the Clerk’s office for information about the permanent list.

Application to Received Absentee Voter Ballot

 Are you over 60 years of Age or Physically Unable to Attend
The polls on election day? If so, you can click on the link below
To open the form to get placed on the permanent absentee
voter list.

By filling out this form and returning it to the City Offices,
You will automatically receive and APPLICATION for
Absentee ballot for each election.

If you do not wish to fill out the form, you may simply call
City Hall at 810-794-9361 either extension 6 for the Clerk
Or extension 0 for the Deputy Clerk.

Click here

Absentee Voting - Question and Answers


The City Clerk reviews the list of available elections inspectors for each election.   Due to illness, vacations, or other personal matters there are sometimes not enough inspectors to fill the required spots.

If you are interested in becoming an election inspector and working on election days, applications are available at the City Clerk’s office.

All election inspectors are required by state law to attend  a school of instruction every two (2) years.  The school of instruction is usually held in St. Clair County and lasts  about three hours.

The current rate of pay for the election inspector if $9.00 per hour,  with $20.00 being paid for each training session attended.   Chairman receive $10.00 an hour.

Election Inspector Application 2015
Election Inspector Job Description May 2015
Election Day Questions

Please read the following

In order to be a registered voter a person must:

1) Be a United States Citizen

2) At Least 18 years old by Election Day

3) A resident of Michigan

4) A resident of the city or township where they are registering to vote

Please click on the link below for a Michigan Voter Registration Form

If you hand deliver your application the staffing person at the local clerk, county clerk or Secretary of State’s office will process your information and a
Voter ID card will be mailed to you.

If you choose to mail your application a COPY of one of the following forms of ID must accompany the application in order for the Clerk to process it:

Enter your driver’s license number or personal identification card number where requested on the form OR
Send a COPY of ONE of the following forms of identification with your application:
A PHOTOCOPY of your driver’s license or personal ID card, or
A PHOTOCOPY of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address

If you have never voted in Michigan (first time voter in the State) you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you choose to participate.
(This requirement does not apply if you personally deliver the form, are 60 years of age or older, are disabled, or you are eligible to vote under the
Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act).

Please feel free to contact the City Clerk’s office at 810-794-9361 extension 6 OR cityclerk@algonac-mi.gov