Section. 5.5 The City Clerk shall be clerk of the Council.

The City Clerk acts as the Freedom of Information Act Coordinator.

Elections

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center provided by the Michigan Secretary of State's Office prior to a scheduled electionElection picture for website to be sure you are:

  • Registered to Vote
  • Registered to Vote at your current address (should be the same address on your driver's license)
  • Making those changes now will make a smoother Election Day for all of us.

On this same website you can:

  • Confirm your voting location (maps are included)
  • Check on the status of your Absent Voter Ballot.
  • View a simple ballot. 
The City of Flushing respectfully reminds all candidates running for office that Political Signs fall under the category of "Temporary Signs" and as such, the following rules:
 

Temporary sign is any sign or object which is placed to advertise or announce a specific event(s), occurrence(s), or circumstances(s) or which pertain to announcing a specific event(s), occurrence(s), or circumstances(s) and/or is not designed or intended to be placed permanently. Temporary signs are typically constructed of temporary materials such as cardboard, plastic, vinyl, paper, or sometimes wooden materials.

(1) Area. Temporary signs shall not exceed 12 square feet in area.

(2) Height. No temporary signs shall project higher than four feet above the existing grade.

(3) Illumination. Temporary signs cannot be illuminated either by sign itself or lights setup to on shine on the temporary sign.

(4) Installation time frame. Temporary signs that communicate an event with a purpose or theme and a defined beginning and end shall not be installed or placed upon any property more than 30 calendar days preceding any event of that type to which the sign or signs pertain.

(5) Removal of signs. It shall be the responsibility of the owner or designee of one or more temporary sign(s) that communicate an event with a purpose or theme with a defined beginning and end to remove this/these sign(s) within seven days following the end date of the event to which any sign or signs pertain.

(6) Permission required. The owner or designee of any temporary sign shall obtain the verbal permission of the owner of the property prior to posting any temporary sign. Only the owner of the property may provide this permission and this permission cannot be granted by a tenant of the property where the temporary sign is to be posted without the permission of the owner.

(7) Right-of-way. Temporary signs cannot be placed in the city right-of-way.

Changes are coming...
On January 10, 2022, the Flushing City Council voted to change City Council Elections to the Even Year November Election.  This action is expected to save thousands of dollars per election and streamline city elections.  At the same meeting the City Council voted to adopt a re-districting and re-precincting plan that will align the districts and precincts (District and Precinct numbers will be the same); therefore aleviating voter confusion and saving money further by reducing precincts by one and elimination one polling location.  Updated District/Precinct Maps will be released soon, and new voter cards will be mailed out to every voter prior to May 1, 2022. 

2022 District/Precinct Map

REGISTER TO VOTE

Please visit or contact the City Clerk’s office, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or a Michigan Secretary of State Branch office to register to vote. Click here to be directed to the Michigan Secretary of State’s Website to verify your eligibility and download an application.

WHERE TO VOTE

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center provided by the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office by clicking on the picture above
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Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 – Bella Birches (Formerly VFW Hall), 606 N. McKinley Road

Precinct 3 and Precinct 4 – Flushing United Methodist Church, 413 E. Main Street

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

As a result of recent changes to the law, almost everyone is eligible for an absentee ballot.  Please refer to the Michigan Secretary of State website for complete information regarding Absentee Ballots, or call the City Clerk's office at 810-659-5665, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Information regarding obtaining an emergency Absent Voter Ballot is available by clicking here.

PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER BALLOT LIST

For your convenience, the City of Flushing maintains a permanent Absent Voter Ballot (AVB) List.  Should you choose to be on this list, prior to every election you will receive through the mail an Application to Vote (or a “dual” application in years where there is a primary and a general election) that you must sign and return to our office to consent for us to send you a ballot.  After you have signed and returned the Application to Vote for the applicable election(s), you will receive a ballot when they have been printed and delivered to us.  If you choose not to vote, or not to vote by AVB, in any given election simply do not send back the Application to Vote, and you will not receive a ballot.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Consistent with Public Act 563 of 2014, amending the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the following documents are being shared to the public in making such request:


(All documents listed above are in pdf. format)