Lansing City Clerk’s Office Open Sunday for Absentee Voting

Lansing City Clerk’s Office Open Sunday for Absentee Voting

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Oct 24, 2012

LANSING - As part of an effort to make voting as easy as possible, City Clerk Chris Swope announced today that City of Lansing voters may vote an absentee ballot in person this coming Sunday.


When: Sunday, October 28, 12 noon to 4:00 pm

Where: South Washington Office Complex (SWOC) – rear building entrance

             2500 S. Washington, Lansing 48933   

(The building, which formerly housed the National Guard headquarters, is south of Mt. Hope and next to Washington Park. Drive; go around to the back of the building and enter through the double doors.)


WHY: A voter may request an absent voter’s ballot for any of the following six reasons:

1. Being 60 years of age or older,

2. Physically unable to attend the polls without assistance of another,

3. Is an appointed precinct worker in a precinct other than the precinct where the voter lives,

4. Expects to be absent from the community in which the voter is registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day,

5. Cannot attend the polls because of the tenents of the voter’s religion, or

6. Cannot attend the polls because the voter is confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.


“As American citizens, it is our responsibility and civic duty to vote,” said Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk. “That’s why we’re pleased to offer in-person absentee voting for Lansing residents this Sunday. Voting is one of our most fundamental rights, and we want to make sure every eligible voter has a chance for their voice to be heard.”


The South Washington Office Complex will also be open for Absentee Voting on the Saturday before Election Day – Saturday, November 3, 2012.


Voters may get additional information at or 517.483.4133.



Source: Progress Michigan, Press Release