Elections & Voting

Scheduled 2020 Elections

  • March 10 - Presidential Primary
  • May 5 -  Local Election
  • August 4 - State Primary
  • November 3 - General / Presidential Election

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

How do I vote?

November 2020 General Election: Click HERE for an explanation of Straight Ticket voting.

2020 Kalamazoo League of Women Voters Guide: www.lwvka.org/VoterGuides/LWVKA_Guide_2020.pdf

Equipment

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)