**Deadline to file: July 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. - candidates listed at right
To file as a Write-In Candidate for the offices of Mayor and City Council for the November 2 election, candidates must files a Declaration of Intent form before Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4:00pm with the Office of the City Clerk.
How do I vote?
The City of Portage uses the DS200 Tabulator and ExpressVote machines from Elections Systems & Software (ES&S).
This equipment makes the process easy for Portage voters. The DS200 features a large touch screen. The ExpressVote is an ADA compliant, accessible device that has a detachable tactile navigation keypad with braille and raised/shaped keys, offers ballots in both audio and visual formats, and allows total independence to be maintained by the voter while they cast their ballot.
The same equipment is used throughout Kalamazoo County. Although some counties use different equipment, paper ballots will continue to be used statewide.
You can watch the YouTube videos below from ES&S to learn about the voting equipment before Election Day.