Election Division

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Upcoming Elections 

There is no May 2022 election in the City of Jackson. The next scheduled election is the Tuesday, Aug. 2 Primary Election. 

The next elections for City officials will take place in 2023, when voters in Wards 2, 4 and 6 will vote on their City Council representative, along with elections for Mayor and Treasurer.  

New Ward and Precinct Boundaries

In March 2022, the City Council approved a new ward and precinct map for the City of Jackson. These boundaries are changed every 10 years to reflect population shifts and to comply with Jackson County Commission district lines. 

The council selected "Plan A", which was drawn and proposed by the City's Election Commission. This new map takes effect in April 2022. However, residents will not interact with the changes until the Aug. 2, 2022 Primary Election. The new map is posted on this page. 

Based on their location, some residents may now reside in a new ward and go to a different location to vote in-person. The City Clerk's Office is mailing information about the changes to impacted residents. 

Where to Vote
Each ward has a designated polling place. 

  • WARD 1: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 1107 Adrian St. 
  • WARD 2: Boos Center in Loomis Park, 210 Gilbert St. 
  • WARD 3: St. John's Parish Center, 711 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. 
  • WARD 4: First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. 
  • WARD 5: St. John's United Center for Caring, 801 S. Mechanic St. 
  • WARD 6: Cascades Baptist Church, 1012 W. High St. 
All polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

COVID-19 safety guidelines will be used at all polling places to protect the health of poll workers and voters. Those concerned about voting in person may request an absentee ballot.

Voting Absentee 

Those wanting to request an absentee ballot, who have not already applied, may apply on the Secretary of State’s website, by mail, by email, or in person. If you’d like to check on the status of your absentee ballot, such as if one is coming to your home or has been received by the City Clerk’s Office, visit the Secretary of State’s website.


It’s important for absentee voters living in the same household to pay close attention to ensure the ballot assigned to them is returned in the appropriate envelope. Contact the City Clerk’s Office if a mistake is made on your absentee ballot to get instructions on how to correct it. Voters may return ballots directly to the City Clerk’s Office on the First Floor of Jackson City Hall.  

Two ballot drop boxes are available for contactless submission of absentee ballots. One is located outside Jackson City Hall at 161 W. Michigan Ave. and another is located inside the City Clerk's Office. 

Those opting to return ballots by mail are encouraged to do so as early as possible. In the days before the election, voters are urged to directly submit their completed absentee ballots to the City Clerk's Office using a drop box or in-person submission. 

Voters who are registering to vote on Election Day may obtain and vote an absentee voter ballot in person at the City Clerk's Office or vote in person at their voting precinct. 

All absentee ballots must be submitted to the Clerk's Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted in the election. 

Ballot Submission Deadline 

The Michigan Secretary of State has ballot submission deadlines listed on its website.  

Spoiling an Absentee Ballot

If a voter has already voted absentee and wishes to change their vote, a voter can spoil their ballot by submitting a written request to the City Clerk's Office. More information is available about this on the Secretary of State’s website

See your Ballot Before Voting 
If you'd like to see what's on your ballot before heading to the polls, sample ballots are available online.

About Elections in Jackson
Elections in the City of Jackson are administered by the Jackson City Clerk's Office. The City Clerk is the Chief Election Officer and is responsible for conducting all elections held in the City of Jackson. Voter registrations are processed daily through the statewide qualified voter file to maintain the records of approximately 23,000 registered city voters. The city is divided into six wards and 16 precincts with conveniently located polling places for voters to cast their ballots on election days.

Election Results
City of Jackson election results are reported through the Jackson County Clerk's website.

Election Resources