Election Division

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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 May election is Tuesday, May 5. Voters in the City of Jackson will vote on a school funding issue for Jackson Public Schools. In the City's Fifth Ward, voters will decide a City Councilmember recall election. This will only appear on ballots in the Fifth Ward. 

​Important Dates: 



  1. Voters may register at any Secretary of State Branch, the Jackson City Clerk's Office, designated state agency, or by mail through April 20. 
  2. Voters may continue to register with the Jackson City Clerk's Office April 21 through May 5. 
  3. Voters may obtain an absent voter ballot via First Class mail up to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1. 
  4. Voters may obtain an absent voter ballot in person in the Clerk's Office up to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 5. 
  5. The Jackson City Clerk's Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 to assist voters with pre-election needs such as absentee ballots and registering to vote. 
  6. The May election is being held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Voters may register and vote on the same day of the election at the Jackson City Clerk's Office. Same day registration and voting does not take place at polling places. 

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: Second Missionary Baptist Church, 304 E. Prospect 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. 

*The Ward 1 polling place for the May election has been moved to Second Missionary Baptist Church due to ongoing construction at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, which is the normal polling place. 

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