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Voter Information

Find a Drop Box

Voters have the option to use one of the Township's secure drop boxes to submit a ballot. Find a drop box location.
 

Voter ID Card

Why did I receive a new Voter ID Card?

At the August 28, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting the Board voted to move the polling location for three precincts.   When we move a polling location, we must notify the impacted voters via a new Voter Information Card.  Precincts 7 and 15 moved due to school construction and reorganization.  Precinct 6 moved to a new polling location within the geographic boundary of that precinct.  In selecting locations, we prioritized making the new location similarly convenient or more convenient for those impacted.
 

Why did I receive a Voter ID Card for someone that does not live at my address?

  • First and foremost, it is the responsibility of each citizen to maintain an accurate voter registration record.  However, too frequently, citizens neglect to perform this duty – at least not until an Election Day nears.  In fact, we process thousands of changes in voter registration in the weeks prior to November elections.
  • Importantly, citizens who properly register have a legal right to remain registered. They cannot be removed unless we receive a signed request from the voter asking us to remove them, or reliable information to challenge their registration status. If we receive the latter, the voter is afforded due process.  That due process is notice and an opportunity to respond, allowing us to update their registration.
  • Please know that voter registration rolls are state-based.  The federal government has elected to not create a national voter registration system. This means that we are not automatically notified when you move to another state.
  • All levels of Michigan government work to maintain these lists on a year-round basis in some of the following ways:
    • The state compares against driver’s license records and obtains death certificates.  Daily my office updates registration records based upon these sources of information.  
    • My office also utilizes returned election mail and returned mail from other Township business as a source of information to update registration records. 
    • We also review principle residence filings with the Township and if someone has removed a homestead exemption but did not change their voter registration we would mail the person a registration confirmation card asking for them to verify residency for election purposes.
  • Voter registration records are maintained in a statewide database called the Qualified Voter File.  It is maintained by the State, the County, and by Township/Municipal Clerks