Register to Vote

Persons can register to vote at any Secretary of State Office branch office, a County Clerk’s Office or with their Township/City Clerk.

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to:

  • View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election
  • Track the status of your Absentee Ballot
  • Verify your Voter Registration Information
  • Find out if you are registered to vote


Citizen of the United States, not less than 18 years of age, a resident of the state and township or city for no less than 30 days prior to the election.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are issued from your local Township or City Clerk.

Absentee Ballot Eligibility

A registered voter is eligible to obtain an absentee ballot for an upcoming election is he or she:

  1. is 60 years of age or more
  2. is unable to vote without assistance
  3. expects to be absent from his or her city or township of residence for the entire time the polls are open
  4. is in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  5. has been appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of his or her precinct of residence or
  6. is unable to attend the polls due to his or her religious beliefs.

County Clerk

Janae K. Cooper

Janae K. Cooper
County Clerk

Ionia County Clerk’s Office
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846


(616) 527-5322

(616) 527-8201

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Genealogy Hours
Mon: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
No genealogy on Tuesdays
Wed-Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Clerk’s Office is open for business during the noon hour. However, we recommend that you call our office first if you are planning on doing business during this time, as it is sometimes necessary to close the office during the noon hour when short-staffed.