Elections & Voting

  1. Upcoming Elections
  2. Run for Office
  3. Prop 22-2 Changes
May 2, 2023 Special Election Sample Ballot
November 7, 2023 City Election -

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

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.

ExpressVote Video Opens in new windowDS 200 Video Opens in new window

Untitled Opens in new window(video courtesy of Detroit Free Press)