City of Marquette

Register to Vote

If there are 15 days or more before an election, individuals can register to vote in a number of ways, including online with a Michigan driver's license or State ID. You can register at, by mail or in person at the City Clerk's office.

Within 14 days of the election (including on election day) an individual may only register to vote in person at their local Clerk's office.

During this 14-day window, in order to register in person an individual may be required to provide additional proof of residency; the list of acceptable documentation includes a utility bill, bank statement, pay stub, government check, other government document, or lease agreement.

Additional information about Michigan voter registration requirements can be found online here.

Polling Locations and Precincts

The City of Marquette has four precincts voting in two separate polling locations.

Precincts 1 & 2

City Hall, Baraga Gym

300 W. Spring Street


Precinct 3 & 4

YMCA of Marquette County

401 E. Fair Ave

The Municipal Service Center is no longer a polling location. Voters who previously voted at the Municipal Service Center will now vote at the YMCA.

Vote Early

Any voter registered in the City of Marquette can vote during the 9-day early voting period in all state and federal elections. The City of Marquette will offer a limited early voting schedule for all other, local, elections.

Early voting for the State Primary Election begins Saturday, July 27 and run through Sunday, August 4. Early voting hours are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. throughout the 9 days.

The Peter White Public Library, located at 217 N. Front Street, has been selected as the early voting site for the City of Marquette.

NOTICE: The Close of Polls for the Early Voting Site will take place on Election Day, August 6, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. in the Baraga Gym, City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave.

The Close of Polls is open to the public to observe.

Vote by Absentee Ballot

Absentee Ballot Applications can be obtained:

  • Online at
  • By phone request to the Clerk’s office
  • In person at the Clerk’s office

Permanent Absentee Ballot Voters

  • Voters who want to automatically receive a ballot for all future elections may sign up for the Permanent Absent Voter List when submitting an Absent Voter Ballot Application or online at

NOTICE: The Absent Voter Counting Board will be processing and tabulating absentee ballots prior to election day and on election day. The Absent Voter Counting Board will be located in Commission Chambers at City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave. 

August 2024 State Primary Election -Preprocessing and tabulation of absentee ballots will take place during the following times:

  • Thursday, August 1 - Beginning at 10 a.m. until complete (7 workers)
  • Friday, August 2 -Beginning at 10 a.m. until complete (7 workers)
  • Tuesday, August 6 -Beginning at noon until 8:00 p.m. (9 workers)


Vote In Person on Election Day

State Primary Election - Tuesday August 6, 2024

Vote at your assigned precinct; polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

Your current precinct and polling location is noted on your Voter ID card, and can also be found online at