Information about registering to vote, voter ID requirements, requesting an absentee ballot and voting precincts is available right here.
Key dates related to the August 2016 primary election
Last day to register to vote
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Check with your city or township clerk’s office or online to ask when ballots are available
Application request for an absentee ballot must be received by
2 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Make your request early to allow for delivery time.
Final day to vote by absentee ballot
Monday, August 1, 2016 in person at your city or township clerk’s office any time up to 4 p.m. Or ballots must be received by the clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on August 2, 2016.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
How to register to vote
You can register to vote by mail, at your city or township clerk’s office, or by visiting any Secretary of State office.
Voter registration forms are available at any Secretary of State office, online at the Michigan Voter Information Center at Michigan.gov/vote or from your local 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 and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.
- Will be at least 18 years of age by Election Day.
- Authorize cancellation of any previous registration.
- The information you provide is true to the best of your knowledge under penalty of perjury. If you have provided false information, you may be subject to fine or imprisonment or both under Federal or State law.
You must register at least 30 days before the election.
Michigan Voter ID Law
When you arrive at your polling place to vote, state law requires you to either show picture ID or sign an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of picture ID.
You can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or state ID card.
If you do not possess either document, you may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:
- Driver’s license or ID card issued by another state
- A federal or state government-issued photo ID
- A U.S. passport
- A military ID card with a photo
- A tribal ID card with a photo
- A student ID with a photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
If you do not have Picture Identification, you will need to sign an affidavit at the polling precinct on Election Day prior to voting.
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
Precincts 1 & 2 at the Allegan Township Hall, 3037 118th Ave., Allegan
Cheshire Township Hall, Corner of 104th & 41st St.
Heath Township Hall, 3440 M-40, Hamilton
Lee Township Hall & Fire Station, 877 56th St., Pullman
Monterey Community Bldg., 2999 30th St. (Corner of 130th & 30th St)
Trowbridge Township Hall, 913 M-40 South, Allegan
Valley Township Hall, 2054 North M-40, Allegan
A & B Watson Township Hall, 1895 118th Ave., Allegan
Absentee ballots are available for the August 2, 2016 election. You may vote by absentee ballot if you:
- Are unable to attend the polls without assistance
- Are age 60 or older
- Expect to be absent from your city or township for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day
- Are in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
- Have been assigned to work as a precinct inspector in a precinct other than where
- you are registered
- Are unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs.
If any of these situations exist, you can obtain an absentee ballot by writing your city or township clerk. You must state the reason why you need an absentee ballot and you must sign the request.
A preprinted absentee ballot application form is available from your city or township clerk upon request. Application forms are also available online at the Secretary of State’s office.
Any person falsifying the above declarations shall be guilty of a misdemeanor (Michigan Law 168:759).
For more information, download “Your Guide to Registering and Voting in Michigan.” Click here.