Greetings from the

Big Rapids Community Library!

The upcoming election on November 3, 2020 is critically important. As a resident of Michigan, if you are eligible to vote, we want to give you all of the information you need to request a ballot and exercise your right to vote!

If you do not have a printer, ​ print and send the forms to you.

Mail in your Forms and/or your ballot

Find a mailbox:

Find a post office: ​

Buy stamps online: ​

There is “no excuse” absentee ballot voting.


or fillable:


Find your clerk to mail the form: ​

Ballot must be ​RECEIVED ​​by election day. You can drop off the ballots by hand at one of the ballot drop box locations:

If your county is not yet listed, contact your clerk:


Research your candidates: ​​

The League of Women Voters is a high-quality, non-partisan resource for learning about every candidate on your ticket, including local races, which often have the most immediate impact on your community. The LWV gives all candidates the same questions to answer, allowing for comparisons.

If you do not receive your ballot in a reasonable time, contact your local clerk. You may still need to go to the polls in person. The sooner you get your application in, the less likely it is that this will happen.


Pay close attention to the instructions about how to put together your ballot.


If you make a mistake on your ballot, contact your local clerk for instructions.


If you are local, consider hand-delivery.

Thank you for being an engaged citizen!

426 S. Michigan Ave.

Big Rapids, MI 49307

Phone (231) 796-5234

Fax (231) 796-1078

Library Hours
Monday            11 am - 6 pm
Tuesday            11 am - 6 pm
Wednesday      11 am - 6 pm
Thursday           11 am - 6 pm
Friday                11 am - 6 pm 
Saturday           10 am - 3 pm
Sunday              Closed

Text 231-216-8942

to speak to a librarian.