Voter Information

For Early In-Person Voting Information

Voting for the Disabled
Federal and state laws require every city and township to provide accessible registration and voting locations for voters who are disabled.

1.  If you require special access, contact the clerk’s office ahead of time to make sure your voting site is free of obstruction. If your precinct is not accessible, the clerk will direct  you to a nearby site that is accessible.
2.  If you require voting assistance, ask the election workers for help; a reason for the needed assistance does not have to be stated. Two inspectors will assist you in the voting station.
3.  An elector who is blind, disabled, or unable to read or write may be assisted with his or her ballot by any person of the voter’s choice, except the following: the voter’s employer or agent of that employer, or an officer or agent of a union to which the voter belongs.

For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 517-264-4866 or 517-264-4833.
Voter Assist Terminal

    • All states are required to provide voting equipment which permits residents with disabilities to vote a secret ballot without assistance.
    • All Michigan polling places are equipped with at least one Voter Assist Terminal (VAT).
    • The VAT machine is placed on a table with a privacy screen around the monitor to ensure the secrecy of the ballot.
    • The machine is equipped with a touch screen to select your choices.
    • Also provided is an audio version with headphone’s to use with a hand held controller with Braille features for the disabled.
    • There is also a printer attached to print the ballot.
    • Once voted the ballot is printed and should be returned to the correct precinct to be placed through the tabulator.
The Voter Assist Terminal does not count votes.   Its primary use is to assist in the voting process to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.
Anyone may use the Voter Assist Terminal to vote.