Absentee Voting May Be Option
Voting is one of the most cherished and fundamental rights in our country. If you are eligible to obtain an absent voter ballot and cannot attend the polls on Election Day, the use of the absent voter ballot is strongly encouraged.
Receiving an absentee ballot may be the best option for voting in November. This will allow voting in the privacy of your home, no time crunch at the polls, no lines, no hassle. The expected time to vote the November ballot is expected to take 10 to 12 minutes per voter. This may cause some extra wait time at the polls. If you will be unable to accommodate the wait, it would be encouraged that you contact your clerk’s office and fill out the application to vote absentee.
Qualifications to vote absentee include:
- You are 60 years of age or older.
- You expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
- You are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
- You cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion.
- You have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct in which you reside.
- You cannot attend the polls because you are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
This year’s election is projected to be very busy. Please take advantage of voting absentee if you meet one of the requirements above. Contact your city or township clerk in your jurisdiction to receive an application and ballot.
Absentee Ballots have been sent to those who have requested a ballot. If you have not yet received your ballot contact us at 543-8843 or your clerk’s office.
Linda Franks, Bellevue Township Clerk, 115 N. Main, Bellevue, Michigan 49021, (269) 763-2989. Office Hours: M-T-T 9:30 am to Noon
Barbara Wickerham, Benton Township Clerk, 5136 Windsor, Potterville, Michigan 48876, (517) 645-7880. Office Hours: 9-12 & 1-4 Closed Monday.
Sharon Roiter, Brookfield Township Clerk, 8033 Brookfield Rd, Charlotte, Michigan 48813, (517) 543-1617. Office Hours: by appointment.
Steven C. Willard, Carmel Township Clerk, 661 Beech Hwy., Charlotte, Michigan 48813, (888) 805.6182 ext. 102. Office Hours: by appointment.
Sheila K Draper, Chester Township Clerk, 5044 Moyer Road, Charlotte, Michigan 48813, (517) 543-7750. Office Hours: by appointment
Charamy Cleary, Eaton Township Clerk, 3981 E. Clinton Trail, Charlotte, Michigan 48813, (517) 543-3308. Office Hours: Tues 1pm to 5pm and Thursday 9am to noon or by appointment any other time.
Dawn Conklin, Kalamo Township Clerk, 8720 Carlisle, Vermontville, Michigan 49096, (517) 726-1266. Office Hours: by appointment
Tom Campbell, Oneida Township, 11041 Oneida Road, Grand Ledge, MI 48837, telephone: (517) 622 8078. Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00am -1:00pm
Patti Kepitis, Roxand Township Clerk, 100 Ionia Street, Mulliken, Michigan 48861, (517) 649-3033. Office Hours: by appointment
Terri Dow, Sunfield Township Clerk, 10822 N Clinton Trail, Sunfield, Michigan 48890, (517) 652-9385. Office Hours: by appointment.
Doreen F. Kiplinger, Walton Township Clerk, 3693 W. Five Point Hwy. Charlotte, Michigan 48813, (517) 541-1780. Office Hours: by appointment
Erin Bierly, City of Olivet Clerk, 117 S. Main St. Olivet, Michigan 49076, (269) 749-4961. Office Hours: M – F, 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Amy Summers, City of Potterville Clerk, 319 N. Nelson St. Potterville, Michigan 48876, (517) 645-7641. Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 A.M. to 5 P.M. or by appointment.
~ Ginger Terpstra, City Clerk of Charlotte, 111 E Lawrence, Charlotte MI 48813 (517) 543-8843