The Secretary of State's Voter Information Center can be accessed through their website: Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC). Voters may obtain information on their voter registration status, find the location and directions to their polling place, and preview their ballot. Also available is information on statewide candidates, ballot proposals and tutorials on the voting equipment used in their community. The City of Fenton uses the Optical Scan voting system (HART). Genesee and Oakland Counties converted all of its communities to this system per State mandate. This voting system is part of a legislation package that has been handed down from the federal government. The U.S. Congress developed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) (PDF). This legislation was designed to bring people out to the polls and make it easier for people to exercise their power to vote. With this equipment, you may find that voting has now become more error-proof and more simplified than ever before.
City of Fenton voters have a NEW POLLING LOCATION! All precincts will now vote at FENTON AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELLEN STREET CAMPUS - WORLD OF WONDER located at 404 W. Ellen Street. Parking is available in the loop or lot off W. Ellen Street. Please do not park in the lot off West Street. Voters will always report to the same polling location regardless of what type of election is being held, so there will be no confusion about where to vote. If you are unsure of what your precinct is, please contact the Clerk's office and someone will assist you, or visit the MVIC website.
Voter ID Requirement legislation has been enacted that requires voters to display a current form of photo ID when they come out to the polls. You will be asked to present proper identification to the election inspectors in your precinct. If you are not in possession of photo identification, an 'Affidavit of Voter Not in Possession of Picture Identification' form must be completed and can be found on the back side of the application to vote provided to you at the precinct.
The City of Fenton is always looking for individuals who wish to apply to be election inspectors. This is a paid position and requires minimal training to perform. We encourage those of every age to take the opportunity to play an active role in local government. Please see the Election Inspector Information Page for more information.