Tawas City has one voting precinct, and the City Clerk is the election administrator for all elections held in the city. Federal, state, county, city and school elections are held at 550 W. Lake St. in the City Council chambers. The City Clerk, in compliance with federal and state election laws, is responsible for ballot preparation, issuance of absent voter ballots, delivery and setup of voting equipment, training of election inspectors, the processing of ballots and the maintenance of voter registration files.
Visit the Secretary of State's Michigan Voter Information Center to register to vote, check your voter registration status, see upcoming election ballots, and apply to work at the polls. Individuals may also register to vote at the City Clerk's office, the County Clerk's office, any armed forces recruitment office, social services agencies or at any Secretary of State office.
By law, absentee ballots are to be available 45 days prior to an election. To receive an absentee ballot, a written request or absentee ballot application (available at City Hall) must be submitted prior to each election.
2016 Election Dates
- March 8: Presidental Primary Election (last day to register to vote is February 8)
- August 2: Primary Election (last day to register to vote is July 5)
- November 8: General Election (last day to register to vote is October 11)
2017 Election Dates - None