May 5 Elections

"May 5 Election Information"

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan voters are being encouraged to cast their ballots absentee in upcoming May elections. The Secretary of State’s office mailed absentee ballots to all registered voters residing in a jurisdiction with a May 5 election.

Local clerks will also keep at least one polling place open for people who can’t vote by mail or want to vote in person, however, this is very likely NOT your normal poll location. In most cases, this is the clerk’s office. If you are planning to vote in-person, contact the clerk’s office in your district to learn where your voting location is. Each poling location must be accessible and have at least one accessible voting machine.

May 5 Elections:

According to the Michigan Secretary of State’s office, the following elections are taking place on May 5 in Southwest Michigan:

Barry County

  • Caledonia Community Schools
  • Kalamazoo RESA*

Calhoun County

  • Kalamazoo RESA*

Kalamazoo County

  • Kalamazoo RESA*
  • Otsego Public Schools
  • Ross Township
  • Vicksburg Community Schools

St. Joseph County

  • Kalamazoo RESA*
  • Vicksburg Community Schools

Van Buren County

  • Bangor City
  • Otsego Public Schools

*NOTE: Kalamazoo RESA school districts are as follows:

  • Climax-Scotts Community Schools
  • Comstock Public Schools 
  • Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools 
  • Gull Lake Community Schools
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools 
  • Parchment School District 
  • Portage Public Schools
  • Schoolcraft Community Schools 
  • Vicksburg Community Schools 

Follow this link for a complete list of Michigan jurisdictions with May 5 elections.