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From Saturday, Feb. 17, to Sunday, Feb. 25, in-person early voting will be available at four sites across Kalamazoo County, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo

  • Portage Parks & Recreation Department, 320 Library Lane, Portage

  • Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University, 2251 Business Court, Kalamazoo

  • Douglass Community Association, 1000 W. Paterson St., Kalamazoo

Voters in Pavilion Charter Township will have the option to early vote at their township hall – not one of the four voting sites listed.

The Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University early voting location will offer a satellite location of the city clerk’s office for both the presidential primary election on February 27 and the general election on November 5. Available services will include voter registrations and issue/receive absentee ballots. The Fetzer Center city clerk's office will open three weeks prior to Election Day and will continue through Election Day. The hours will be the same as the Fetzer Center, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the day prior to Election Day, the hours will change to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Election Day they will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Saturday, February 24, 2024

All items collected will be donated to YWCA Kalamazoo in support of Cradle Kalamazoo Community Baby Showers.

Saturday, February 24, 2024, Drop-off Locations:


Unitarian Universalist Church

10441 Shaver Rd, Portage MI 49024


Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

150 E. Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo MI 49001


1:30pm-3:30 pm

Douglass Community Association

1000 W. Paterson St, Kalamazoo MI 49007

If you wish to drop off your donation before February 24, please feel free to drop them off at the Douglass Community Association between 8am-5pm.

Baby Shower Wish List


Items Needed (60 of each – neutral colors)

□  Diaper Bags

□  Halo Sleep Sacks

□  Pacifiers

□  Rattles/Teethers

□  Hand Sanitizer

□  Nursing Pads

□  Thermometers

□  Nipple Cream

□  Face Masks

□  Car Seat Strap Covers

□  Gift Cards/Monetary Donations

□  Healthy Snacks

□  Onesies

□  Postpartum Pads

□  Stretch Mark Oils

Items Needed for drawing (4 of each – neutral colors)

□  Pack N Plays

□  Travel Systems (car seat/stroller)

□  Highchairs

□  Infant Carriers (sling)

□  Double Electric Breast Pumps



This is a FREE EVENT that all community members are invited to!!

June 21 at the Douglass Community Association

Doors open at 5:15 pm

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm

If you interested in this FREE EVENT please register for the event by Sunday June 18th!!!

CIU's are designed to investigate claims of innocence from individuals who feel that they have been wrongfully convicted and takes a deeper look into the case. This event will be an educational discussion on what CIU's are, how they function and their importance in local government. Come out and hear more from our Keynote Speaker Kenneth Nixon the President of the Organization of Exonerees as he dives deep into this issue.

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