MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Registered voters within the City of Marquette will now be able to utilize an early voting center, the Peter White Public Library, as part of an early voting pilot program partnered with the state.
November 2nd-5th will be open to registered voters.
For statewide elections, municipalities are now required to provide nine days of early voting, however, for this pilot program, only four days will be allocated for the upcoming statewide November election. Starting next year, everyone throughout the state will have the opportunity to vote early. The city commented that having only a select amount of municipalities take part in the pilot program, gives the state time to organize how to handle early voting on a statewide level.
“From our standpoint locally I think it gives us a chance to do a lot of the same things It gives us a chance to get hands-on with some of those processes in a slower election… nothing is changing for you as a voter, nothing is being eliminated what this is doing is it’s providing a new option for voting,” commented City Clerk Kyle Whitney.
The city notes that registered voters in the city will begin to receive a notice in the mail notifying them of the new early voting option. For more details about voting options within the city of Marquette, including the full schedule for early voting, click here.