Elections - St. Clair County, Michigan

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Precinct Election Inspector (Election Workers):

  • Have you considered working at the polls as a Precinct Election Inspector?  Registered voters interested in serving as election inspectors must submit an Election Inspector Application to a city or township clerk of your choice.  List of Local clerks.  In addition to your name, address and date of birth, applicants must include their political party preference and qualifications to fill the position, such as education or experience.  Mandatory training is required prior to serving and then training is required every two years thereafter.  The city or township clerk will be able to answer any questions you have regarding becoming and/or being a precinct inspector.
  • Click here to visit the election training.

Meeting Notices


Board of County Canvassers
Date, Time Thursday, November 9, 2023 9:00 a.m.
Description Canvassing of 11/07/2023 Election
Location Clerk's Conference Room
Address St Clair County Courthouse
201 McMorran Blvd
Port Huron, MI 48060


          State and US Congressional Positions and Terms

Apportionment of County Commissioners 2021

Apportionment Prop-1 2021

February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary

The Secretary of State has identified the following candidates (listed alphabetically) as potential presidential candidates in 2024:

Democratic Party

  • Joe Biden
  • Dean Phillips
  • Marianne Williamson

Republican Party

  • Doug Burgum
  • Chris Christie
  • Ron DeSantis
  • Nikki Haley
  • Asa Hutchinson
  • Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Donald Trump

Our first election with in-person Early Voting: 

  • In November 2022, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that gives voters the right to vote early and in person at early voting sites before statewide and federal elections.
  • An early voting site is like a polling place where voters can cast a ballot prior to Election Day, during the early voting period. Voters from more than one precinct, city, or township may be assigned to a single, shared early voting site.
  • The early voting period takes place for a minimum of nine consecutive days, ending on the Sunday before an election.
  • Early voting sites must be open for at least eight hours each day during the early voting period.
  • Early voting site locations, dates, and hours are available 60 days prior to Election Day at Michigan.gov/Vote.


In Michigan, voters can only vote in one party column and cannot "split" their ticket (i.e., vote in more than one party column) if voting in a presidential (February) or statewide (August) primary.

Voters may “split” their ticket in the general election (November). Per the passage of Proposal 18-3 in 2018, Michigan voters also have the option to vote straight-ticket by selecting the option on the side of their ballot with partisan races. Voting straight ticket does not automatically include selections on non-partisan side of the ballot.

Contact your Local Clerk for voting information or to request an absentee ballot.   At Michigan Voter Information Center MVIC  you can look up your ballot prior to any election.  See this Voter Registration Application or register online at Michigan.gov/Vote.

Election ResultsCurrent and past election results

Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting information click here

- Campaign Finance Committee List click here

Candidate Filing Information - Candidate Filing Information click here

Citizen-initiated Petitions

  • These are Amendments or Ordinances proposed by members of the public via a citizen-circulated petition for signatures and submitted to the appropriate jurisdiction for certification and placement on the ballot.  Qualifying petitions appear on the ballot for voter approval in either a Primary or General Election.
  • The Clerk's office has blank petition forms available for circulation.  Petition sponsors are encouraged to seek legal counsel with respect to the initiative petition drive and Michigan election law requirements.
  • All signers of the petition must be registered voters in the applicable jurisdiction.
  • Circulators must ensure that all five columns are completed by each petition signer and they must witness each signature.  Petition sheets may not be left unattended.  A circulator or a petition signer cannot sign for another person.   The circulator must complete the circulator’s certificate after collecting signatures.  A certificate that is signed and dated prior to circulation is invalid.
  • Petitions for local issues are filed in-person with the local jurisdiction.
  • At the time of filing, the petition must appear on its face to meet the number of required signatures and comply with State guidelines.  The correct number can be obtained by the local jurisdiction Clerk’s office.  At the time of filing, petition sheets will be counted and numbered and a cursory review of each sheet will take place in front of the petition submitter to determine that the filing appears to be complete.  A receipt will be provided.
  • Signatures are checked and recorded electronically by the clerk’s office via the State of Michigan’s QVF (Qualified Voter File) system.  In the case of duplicate signatures both the original signature and all duplicates will be discarded.
  • Signatures dated more than one year prior to the filing of a Charter amendment petition will not be counted.
  • In accordance with Michigan Election Law, the filing deadlines are two weeks before the 12th Tuesday prior to the Primary or General Election (MCL 168.646a). Petitions can be submitted anytime up to the final deadline.  However, filing on the legal deadline may not allow enough time for certification for the upcoming election.  See below.
  • By law, the City Clerk has up to 45 days to certify a citizen-initiated petition. To ensure that the initiative will appear on the next available election date, the City Clerk's Office recommends that petitions be turned in at least 45 days in advance of the final certification deadline. The Attorney General of the State of Michigan has also requested that local clerks provide between 60-90 days for their review of the language.
  • Supplemental signatures will be accepted, if necessary, up to the final filing deadline for the upcoming election. However, no supplemental signature(s) will be accepted if it is dated more than 1 year after the first qualifying signature in the original filing (i.e. no rolling off old signatures to add new ones). In addition, supplemental petitions must meet the same State guidelines as the original filing.
  • It is recommended that a significant buffer be submitted at the time of the original filing to prevent the need for supplemental signatures late in the process.

Local Voting Information

- St. Clair County Clerks:  List of your local city/township clerks

- Voting Information:

Absentee Voting:

  • Local clerks (not the county) issue absentee ballots. 
  • Voters can apply for an Absent Voter Ballot for the February 27, 2024 Election starting 75 days before Election Day. Check back on December 14, 2023 to use the online AV Application system.

Polling Locations (Precincts):

Sample Ballot (upcoming election):

Voter Registration:

  • The deadline to register to vote and be able to vote in an upcoming election is 15 days before the election if you are registering by mail, online or at a location other than in person with your city or township clerk.  You can register to vote at your local city or township clerk during business hours up to Election Day.  You can register to vote on Election Day up until 8 p.m. in your city or township clerk's office with proof of residency and vote that day.
  • Click here to learn about registering
  • Download registration form and mail to your local city/township clerk.

Board of Canvass Members

         - Rachael Dickinson     Democrat     Appointed November 2021       Term Expires November 2025

          - Deem Boldyreff          Republican   Appointed November 2021       Term Expires November 2025

          - Yvonne Williams        Democrat     Appointed November 2023       Term Expires November 2027

          - Barry Mugridge          Republican   Appointed November 2023       Term Expires November 2027


St. Clair County Clerk - Elections Division
201 McMorran Boulevard, Port Huron, Michigan MI 48060
Phone: 810-985-2159  • Fax:  810-985-2241
Email: SCC Elections