CATA hosts voter registration clinics for statewide general election
CATA continues to make voting easier for residents, this time by inviting city and township clerks to participate in voter registration clinics hosted by CATA leading up to the Nov. 8, 2022 general election. Residents are invited to meet with their city or township clerk to register to vote on-site.
- Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 at the downtown CATA Transportation Center
- 420 S. Grand Avenue, Lansing
- 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Participating municipalities: City of Lansing, Meridian Township
- Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 at the East Lansing Capital Area Multimodal Gateway
- 1240 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing
- 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Participating municipalities: City of East Lansing, City of Lansing, Delhi Township, Meridian Township
To register to vote, residents must be at least 18 years old and show proof of residency, such as a state issued driver’s license or state ID, current utility bill, paycheck or government check or another government issued document confirming name and address.
Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote for voter registration eligibility information.
“Voting is a fundamental right of U.S. citizenship and represents our power as citizens to influence government and societal conditions,” said CATA Chief Executive Officer Bradley T. Funkhouser. “Our goal is to increase access to potential voters by removing barriers; facilitate civic participation and voter registrations for our community; accommodate those needing transportation to register to vote and to vote; and minimize voter disparity.”
Free rides to polls service expanded
CATA has offered systemwide free rides to polls since 1988.
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 25, and through Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, residents can now also ride CATA for free to their local clerks’ offices and ballot drop boxes to register to vote and to vote in the general election.
For a fare-free trip, riders should simply inform their bus driver upon boarding that they wish to vote or register to vote. CATA will not require identification or proof of registration.
To schedule a free Spec-Tran, Rural Service or Redi-Ride trip, customers must disclose their desire to register to vote or to vote when they book their ride. Spec-Tran and Rural Service rides must be scheduled by 5 p.m. one day in advance of the desired trip date. Same-day trips will not be permitted.
Visit www.michigan.gov/vote for more information.
To find your polling place location and hours to vote on Election Day, Nov. 8, search your voter information here.
Voter registration locations and election drop boxes
Popular locations to register to vote or return election-related paperwork (applications and completed ballots) are listed below, separated by municipality, along with the corresponding route(s) and/or services. Residents must register to vote and vote in their municipality of residence.
This is not an all-inclusive list. If you plan to register to vote elsewhere and you need assistance planning your trip, utilize our “Plan Your Trip
” tool, or contact our Customer Experience Representatives at 517-394-1000 on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.