City of Morenci Elections

 The City Administrator / Clerk oversees all elections conducted in the City of Morenci.

Election results can be viewed at Election Lenawee.
Michigan complete voting laws are managed by the Michigan Secretary of State.

For complete information on 2016 General Election, please click here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I know if am eligible to register to vote?
You can register to vote if:
1. You are a citizen of the United States.
2. You are at least 18 years of age on or before the next scheduled election.
3. You have been a resident of Michigan for at least 30 days before the election.
4. You have registered on or before the close of registration preceding the election.
 
The last day to register before an election occurs is 5:00 p.m. on the 30th day preceding the election. You do not have to re-register for each election unless you have moved and/or changed your name.
 
You can register at any of the following offices:
  • Secretary of State branch office
  • County Clerk's Office
  • City, Township or Village Office

 

How do I register to vote? 
Registrations are taken at City Hall during regular business hours.  You also register to vote at any Secretary of State Office in Michigan. .  Please call (888)767-6424 to locate a branch near you or visit:  Michigan Secretary of State Offices website  You must register at least 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that election.

What if I am a first time voter?
If you have never voted in Michigan and register by mail, you must appear in person to vote the first election in which you wish to participate.  This requirement does NOT apply if:
    - you personally hand deliver the mail-in registration form to your county or city clerk's office instead of mailing the form.
    - you are age 60 or older
    - you are disabled
    - you are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
Where do I vote?
The City of Morenci has one voting poll and it is located at City Hall.  Your voting poll is also shown on your voter ID card. Please contact the Clerk's Office (517)458-6828 or visit  Michigan Voter Information Center to learn where your voting poll is.

How do I vote when I am overseas with the military?
A Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) form can be used to register to vote.  The FPCA form is available at http://www.fvap.gov/ and is distributed through U.S. embassies and military bases.  A Michigan resident who moves and registers out of state may not re-register to vote in Michigan until he or she re-establishes residency here.    A military voter can use an FPCA or electronically apply for a absentee ballot with the Secretary of State Bureau of Elections Web site.

How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
There is an application process to obtain an absentee ballot.  Applications are available here or by calling our office at (517)458-6828.  Qualifications for requesting an absentee ballot are:  60 years or older; unable to vote without assistance at the polls; expecting to be out of town on election day; in jail awaiting arraignment; unable to attend the polls due to religion; appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your voting precinct.

Mail your completed ballot to:

Michael S. Sessions, City Administrator / Clerk
City of Morenci
118 Orchard St
Morenci, MI  49256

 

Or..

Fax:  (517)458-2390

 

Your ballot will be mailed to any address you request the day we receive your signed application.

 The law no longer allows us to automatically mail absentee ballot applications to everyone 60 years and older. Therefore we are compiling a new mailing list.  Please call our office if you would like to be on the list at (517)458-6828.

 

What identification do I need to show at the polls?

New Voter Identification Requirement in Effect

As of the November 6, 2007 election, every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.  (See MCL 158.523 for picture identification requirement)

Voters with picture identification: 
Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver's license or a Michigan personal identification card.

Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current:

 

  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state.
  • Federal or State government issued photo identification.
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.
Voters without picture identification:
Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification.  Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.

Questions regarding the picture identification requirement can be directed to Clerk's Office at City Hall.

For more election related FAQs and information, please visit Michigan Department of State.


Running for Office?

Nominating petitions are available from the City Clerk's office located in Morenci City Hall. 

Petitions are filed on or before 4 p.m. on the 12th Tuesday preceding the August Primary Election for state offices, county offices and township offices. Petitions for school board candidates are filed on or before 4 p.m. on the 9th Monday before the school election.
 
Partisan candidates for State Senator, State Representative, County Offices and County Commission Districts may file a $100 fee in lieu of nominating petitions.
 
The filing fee is deposited in the general fund of the county and is refunded to candidates who are nominated.
 
Write-In Candidates
 
Candidates who wish to run as a write-in candidate must file a Declaration of Intent with the appropriate filing official by 4 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election.