Election Division

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. 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.  

Upcoming Election 


The 2020 Presidential Primary Election is happening Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Voters will be selecting candidates for the 2020 Presidential Election in November, 2020.  

  1. There are new rules from the State of Michigan regarding when voter registration can take place before an election. Learn about New Rights for Michigan Voters (PDF) ahead of the March Election. 
  2. Voters may obtain an absent voter ballot via First Class mail up to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6. 
  3. Voters may obtain an absent voter ballot in person in the Clerk's Office up to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9. 
  4. The Jackson City Clerk's Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 to assist voters with pre-election needs such as absentee ballots and registering to vote. 
  5. The 2020 Presidential Primary Election is being held on Tuesday, March 10. 

Where to Vote


All precincts within each ward vote at the same location. Map of the City of Jackson's ward boundaries (PDF) 

  • WARD 1: Martin Luther King 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. 

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