Ballot drop box installed outside Jackson City Hall. Photos courtesy City of Jackson.
(September 28, 2022 1:26 PM) A new absentee ballot drop box has been installed outside the front entrance of Jackson City Hall ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 8 General Election.
The City Clerk’s Office used funding from the Michigan Secretary of State to obtain and install the new drop box. Registered voters in the City of Jackson may now use it to submit completed absentee ballots. The box will be open for ballot submission for every election cycle from the time absentee ballots are mailed until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
The new drop box provides added safety and security for absentee ballots. Like other communities across Michigan, the City of Jackson has seen a sizable increase in absentee ballot submissions in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a 2018 initiative that expanded absentee ballot access to Michiganders.
The new drop box, which is located at 161 W. Michigan Ave., is for completed absentee ballots only. All other City paperwork submissions, including absentee ballot applications, should be submitted to the standard drop box outside City Hall.
This absentee ballot drop box is for completed ballots from City of Jackson voters only.
Registered voters who requested absentee ballots should receive them soon. Clerks are required to make absentee ballots available to voters at least 40 days prior to the election, which this year falls on September 29.