2024 Presidential Primary

February 27, 2024

During the November 2022 election, voters passed Proposal 2022-2, which made several changes to election law. Many of these changes will take effect for the first time during the Presidential Primary.

Permanent Ballot List

Voters now have the option to receive a ballot by mail for every election by submitting one application.  To submit an absent voter application online, please visit the State of Michigan Voter Information website. You can also submit this application in person or by mail to the City of Marshall Clerk's Office, located on the second floor of City Hall, 323 W Michigan Ave.

Absent Voter Ballots

Voters can still apply for a single Absentee ballot, as well as apply for all elections for this year. There is no reason needed for a person to choose to vote by Absentee ballot. To submit an absent voter application online, please visit the State of Michigan Voter Information website. You can also submit this application in person or by mail to the City of Marshall Clerk's Office, located on the second floor of City Hall, 323 W Michigan Ave.

Closed Primaries

One that did not change is that the State of Michigan holds closed Presidential Primaries. This means that voters MUST choose which parties ballot they would like to vote, Democrat or Republican. There is no non-partisan ballot for the City of Marshall for this election, nor is there an option for any third party candidates or independents. For more information on Michigan's closed primaries, please see the State of Michigan Presidential Primary FAQ.

Ballot Selection Form

Due to the closed primary, voters currently on the Permanent Ballot List should have received a ballot selection form in the mail. If we do not receive this form back, voters will not receive a ballot by mail, but may still vote in person on election day or participate in early voting. To fill out the ballot selection form on-line, please visit the State of Michigan Ballot Selection webpage.

Early Voting

Early Voting is a new option for voters to take advantage of from Proposal 2. The City of Marshall and 18 surrounding jurisdictions are partnering with the Calhoun County Clerks office who will host our Early Voting Center. For each State or Federal election starting with the Presidential Primary, there will now be 9 days of early voting starting 2 Saturday's before the election and ending on the Sunday before. For the Presidential Primary, those dates will be February 18-25. The Early Voting Center will be held in the County Commission Chambers of the third floor of the Marshall County Building located at 315 W Green St and will be open each day of early voting from 9am-5pm. To learn more about early voting in Calhoun County, please visit the Calhoun County Website.

Election Day

Voters will still have the option to vote on Election Day, February 27. Voters for both Precinct 1 and 2 will vote at the St. Mary's Parish Hall, located at 201 S Grand St. Parking is along Green St in front of the hall. Voting hours on Election Day are 7am-8pm.