How do I register to vote?
To register to vote you must be....
- a U.S. Citizen;
- at least 18 years of age by election day;
- a resident of Michigan and the City of Eaton Rapids.
Where: You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail; at your county, city, or township clerk's office; or by visiting any Secretary of State branch office.
In addition, the following state agencies offer voter registration services to their clients: Department of Human Services, the Department of Community Health and the Department of Career Development. Military recruitment centers also provide voter registration services.
When: You must register at least 30 days before the election. This gives the clerk time to process the forms and send you a Voter Identification Card. You must also re-register to vote whenever you move to a new city.
How: If you move within a city, you must update your address. This can be handled through your local clerk, at a Secretary of State branch office, by mail or at any other location where voter registrations are accepted. Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license purposes. Consequently, if you submit a driver's license address change, it will be applied to your voter registration. Similarly, if you submit a voter registration address change, it will be applied to your driver's license.
First-time voter: If you have never voted in Michigan and register by mail, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if (1) you personally hand deliver the mail registration form to your county, or city clerk's office instead of mailing the form (2) you are 60 years of age or more (3) you are disabled or (4) you are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
If you have never voted in Michgian and register by mail, you may also be subject to a new identification requirement provided under federal law. The identification requirement is explained on the mail-in registration form.
Moving: Whenever you move to a new city, you must re-reigster to vote. If you move within a city, you must udpate your address. This can be handled through your local clerk, at a Secretary of State branch office, or by mail. Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license purposes. Consequently, if you submit a driver's license address change, it will be applied to your voter registration. Similarly, if you submit a voter registration address change, it will be applied to your driver's license.
Mail-in Forms: A mail-in voter register form is available at the Secretary of State's web site. Mail the completed form to the address indicated on the form. If you register by mail, you must vote in person at your assigned precinct the first time you vote, unless you are:
- disabled as defined by state law
- 60 years of age or older
- temporarily residing overseas.
For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 200 S. Main Street, (517) 663-8118.
Council agenda's are posted to the website by Friday around 12:00pm. Our meeting schedule is a Work Session on the 1st and 3rd Monday's at 5pm and Council Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday's at 7pm. All meetings are held at City Hall on the 2nd floor.
The City of Eaton Rapids maintains the minutes of all official meetings. Below is a link to the most recent meeting minutes along with a link to our minutes archive.
The City of Eaton Rapids... The link below will take you to the Eaton Rapids City Charter. Please be advised that the Complete and Official copy is available at City Hall.
The City of Eaton Rapids has many ordinances to keep our citizens safe. The link below will take you to the Eaton Rapids City Code and Ordinances
The City of Eaton Rapids budget is from July 1st to June 30th of each year. Below is a link to the current year's budget.
The City of Eaton Rapids is home to many wonderful parks, walking trails and businesses. The link below will take you to a map of the city to help you get there. Over the next couple of months we will introduce a more interactive map.
The DDA (Downtown Development Authority) meets on the 2nd Friday at 7am at City Hall. Below are the most recent meeting minutes.
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Tuesday, June 11th - Little-known Facts About the Lincolns and the Civil War at the Miller Farm from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 13th - 7:00 p.m. Music at the Amphitheater - Mojo Phoenix
Friday, June 14th - 10:00 p.m. Movie at the Amphitheater - Wreck It Ralph
Friday, June 21st - 10:00 p.m. Movie at the Amphitheater - Life of Pi
Saturday, June 22nd - Dam Festival
Thursday, June 27th - 7:00 p.m. Music at the Amphitheater - Media Band
Friday, June 28th - 10:00 p.m. Movie at the Ampitheater - The Hobbit
Friday and Saturday, July 26th and 27th - Murder Mystery Dinner at the Miller House from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16th - Medical Center Foundation Golf Outing at Eldorado Golf Course, call 663-9524 for more information
Saturday, October 5th - Fall Festival at the Miller Farm