NEW RIGHTS FOR MICHIGAN VOTERS
- To register to vote, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and U. S. citizens. Applicants also must be residents of Michigan and of the township in which they wish to register for at least 30 days before the Election Day.
- Polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Citizens may register to vote up until 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you aren’t registered or need to update your address, you may do so by appearing “in person” at your township clerk’s office and providing proof of residency. Proof of residency: Michigan drivers’ license or picture ID with current address, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, another government document with current address.
- All eligible and registered voters in Michigan may request an absentee ballot without providing a reason and vote early. Drop off your ballot application “in person” at your township clerk’s office and you will be given an absentee ballot that you can vote in the office.
- You can also mail the ballot application. Request to have a ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Friday before an election. If you get your absentee ballot by mail, you can return it by mail or in person, but it must be received by your township clerk by 8 p.m. on election day.
- Township clerk’s office will be open on Saturday and/or Sunday proceeding Election Day to assist voters with registering to vote or voting absentee early.
- To check your registration status, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at Michigan.gov/Vote. You can complete the voter registration form or the application for an absentee ballot. Print it out and mail to: Mason Township Clerk, P O Box 386, Union, MI You can also view a sample ballot and find your polling place.