Key dates related to the August 7, 2018 primary election:
Last day to register to vote Monday, July 9, 2018
Absentee ballots will be available beginning Check with your city or township clerk’s office
Application request for an absentee ballot Check with your city or township clerk’s office
Final day to vote by absentee ballot Check with your city or township clerk’s office
Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
How to check to see if you are registered to vote
You can verify your voter registration information by checking the online Michigan Voter Information Center.
How to register to vote
You can register to vote by mail, at your city or township clerk’s office, by visiting a Secretary of State office or online at the Michigan Secretary of State.
Voter registration forms are available at any Secretary of State office, online at the Michigan Voter Information Center, or from your city or township clerk’s office. You must certify that you are:
- A citizen of the United States
- A resident of the State of Michigan
- A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote for at least 30 days before Election Day
- Will be at least 18 years of age by Election Day
You must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election, so keep that in mind if you are registering with the intention of voting in the August 2018 primary. See complete voter registration details for Michigan here.
Michigan Voter ID Law
When you arrive at your polling place to vote, state law requires you to either show picture identification or sign an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of picture identification.
Voters with picture ID:
Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card.
Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:
- Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state
- Federal or state government-issued photo ID
- S. passport
- Military identification card with photo
- Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
- Tribal identification card with photo
Voters without picture ID: Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
Questions regarding the voter identification requirement can be directed to your local city or township clerk’s office.
Find complete voter identification information here.
For more election related information, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.
Link to www.michigan.gov/vote.
Where to vote
This is a list of voter precincts in the Allegan Library District:
City of Allegan Precincts 1 & 2 at the Griswold Auditorium, 401 Hubbard St., Allegan
Allegan Township Precincts 1 & 2 at the Allegan Township Hall, 3037 118th Ave., Allegan
Cheshire Township Cheshire Township Hall, Corner of 104th & 41st St.
Heath Township Heath Township Hall, 3440 M-40, Hamilton
Lee Township Lee Township Hall & Fire Station, 877 56th St., Pullman
Monterey Township Monterey Community Bldg., 2999 30th St. (Corner of 130th & 30th St)
Trowbridge Township Trowbridge Township Hall, 913 M-40 South, Allegan
Valley Township Valley Township Hall, 2054 North M-40, Allegan
Watson Township Watson Township Hall, 1895 118th Ave., Allegan
Absentee ballots are available for the August 7, 2018 election. You may vote by absentee ballot if you:
- Are 60 years of age or older
- Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
- Expecting to be out of town on election day
- In jail awaiting arraignment or trial
- Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
- Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence
Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to your city or township clerk. Once your request is received by the local clerk, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued
After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk’s office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk’s office.
Applications for Absentee Ballots are available from your city or township clerk’s office or online at www.michigan.gov/vote.
Find complete information about absentee ballots here.