Election Administration 
The City Clerk is the election administrator for all elections held in the City.  The entire City is one voting precinct and city, school, county, state and federal elections are held at 760 Newman Street in either the City Council Chambers or the Community Center gymnasium depending on the expected turnout for the election.  The following qualifications need to be met in order to register to vote in the City of East Tawas: A United States citizen and at least 18 years of age by Election Day. 

Click here to visit the Secretary of State's Voter Information Center to register to vote, check your voter registration status, see upcoming election ballots, complete an absentee ballot application for a specified election and apply to work at the polls.  Individuals may also register to vote at the City Clerk's Office, the County Clerk's Office, any Armed Forces recruitment office, social services agencies or at any Secretary of State Office. 

By law, absentee ballots are to be available 45 days prior to an election.  With the exception of a Primary Election followed by a General Election, a separate written request must be submitted prior to each election to receive an absentee ballot.  You may also request an absentee ballot application at City Hall by mail or in person. The City of East Tawas will begin maintaining a permanent Absentee Voter List.  Click here for the application to be added to our permanent list.

Absentee Ballot- Permanent Ballot Voter List Request 
The City of East Tawas Clerk's Office maintains a permanent absent voter list.  The permanent absent voter List is a list of voters who qualify under state law to vote by absentee ballot.  All voters on the permanent absent voter list are automatically sent an absentee ballot application for each election scheduled in the City of East Tawas.  From this permanent absent voter list, absentee voter applications are mailed out for every election as required by Michigan Election Law.  If you would like to be placed on our permanent absent voter list, please fill out the request form and hand deliver to the the City Clerk, East Tawas City Hall, 760 Newman Street, East Tawas, MI or mail to: City Clerk, City of East Tawas, PO Box 672, East Tawas, MI 48730.  Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) link for more information regarding the permanent absent voter list.