Presidential Primary Early Voting Now Available at the Reo Elections Office and Foster Community Center starting February 17th

Lansing City is gearing up for the Presidential Primary Election with early voting opportunities available for all its voters from Saturday, February 17th, through Sunday, February 25th. This period allows residents to cast their ballots ahead of the official Election Day, offering an alternative that mirrors the voting experience on the day itself.

The early voting can be accessed at two primary locations within the city: the Reo Elections Office and the Foster Community Center. The Reo Elections Office, situated at 1221 Reo Rd., not only provides free parking and a 24-hour secure drop box but is also conveniently located on CATA route #9. The office welcomes voters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Saturday, February 17th, to Tuesday, February 20th, extends its hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21st, and returns to its 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule from Thursday, February 22nd, through Sunday, February 25th.

On the other hand, the Foster Community Center, located at 200 N Foster Ave, will operate its early voting hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, starting Saturday, February 17th, until Sunday, February 25th. These extended hours, particularly on Wednesday evenings and the weekends leading up to the election, offer a convenient option for those with tight schedules, as highlighted by Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope.

For residents who have yet to register to vote or need to update their voter registration, this can be done in person at the local clerk’s office or at any of the early voting sites provided. It is mandatory to present proof of residency at the time of registration to be eligible to vote in the February 27th Presidential Primary Election.

Moreover, the city advises all absentee voters to ensure their ballots are received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Those opting to mail their ballots via the US Postal Service should do so no later than Monday, February 20th, to guarantee their timely arrival. Alternatively, ballots can be returned to any City of Lansing Ballot Drop Box or either of the City Clerk’s Offices by the election day deadline. With secure drop boxes stationed within 1.5 miles of any Lansing resident and checked daily up until Election Night, the city ensures the accessibility and security of the voting process.

For further details, including absentee ballot requests, status checks on absentee applications, early voting information, candidate listings, and resources for military and overseas voting, Lansing voters are encouraged to visit the dedicated website at or contact the Clerk’s Office directly at (517) 483-4131. This initiative by Lansing City underscores its commitment to providing accessible and flexible voting options to accommodate the diverse needs and schedules of its residents.