Elections & Voting

  1. Upcoming Elections
  2. Run for Office
  3. Prop 22-2 Changes
Election Date Election Type Sample Ballot Link
February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary               TBA
August 6, 2024 State Primary               TBA
November 5, 2024 General / Presidential                TBA

Election Day 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 tabulator features a large touchscreen and accepts printed ballots, as well as ExpressVote ballots. The ExpressVote is an ADA-compliant, accessible device with a detachable tactile navigation keypad including 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.  Any voter can use the ExpressVote.

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)