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UPCOMING AND RECENT ELECTION INFORMATION

NO REASON ABSENTEE!!!! 

If you would like to be added to the absentee voter list please contact the clerks office at (231) 744-2454 or email mjoslyn@laketon.org

More information is listed below.

 

UPCOMING ELECTION

No election scheduled at this time for Laketon Township.

 

2019 ELECTION RESULTS

May 7, 2019 Special Election Results can be viewed on the Muskegon County Clerk's website:  Click here.

August 6, 2019 Special Election Results can be viewd on the Muskegon County Clerk's website:  Click here.

 

 

 

FOIA

Public records can be requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - If you have any questions regarding FOIA policies and procedures, you may contact Clerk Christina Achterhoff at (231) 744-2454 or email cachterhoff@laketon.org.

ALL REQUESTS MUST go through her office.

The links below will provide information on township's FOIA policies, procedures, and forms.

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TO REGISTER TO VOTE - You must be all of the following:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • A resident of Michigan
  • A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.

If you want to check to see if you are registered or find out how to register to vote, you may call our office at (231) 744-2454 or visit www.Michigan.gov/vote.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

Eligible citizens may become registered to vote in a variety of ways, at any time through Election Day.  Individuals who register to vote within the 14-day period immediately preceding an election must appear in person at their city or township clerk’s office and provide proof of residency. 

Individuals using any other method must register to vote at least 15 days before Election Day and are not required to provide proof of residency.  Other methods of registration include an application obtained at one of the following locations: 

  • Your local Secretary of State branch office 
  • Your local county, city, or township clerk's office
  • Offices of several state agencies, like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Military recruitment centers
  • Voter registration drives
  • Online at www.Michigan.gov/sos

Michigan law states that the same address must be used for voter registration and driver's license purposes. That means, if the residence address you provide on the application differs from the address shown on a driver's license or personal identification card issued by the state of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver's license or personal ID card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If a change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver's license or personal ID card.

This information is from the State of Michigan's website at www.michigan.gov/sos.

ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION

NO REASON ABSENTEE: 

In November 2018, Proposal 3 passed and now all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

VOTE ABSENTEE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION:

If you wish to vote absentee for the upcoming election, please fill out the application in the link attached and return it to the clerk's department or you may stop in to the office and receive one as well. Absentee Voter Application.  You may also request an absentee ballot by a signed letter or postcard.  Requests to have an absentee voter ballot MAILED to you must be received by our Clerk's Department no later that 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.  Deadline to pick up your absentee ballot is 4:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the election.

Once your request is received by the Clerk's Department, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot. Absent voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of your city or township of residence.

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 the clerk's office.

If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on election day, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed (4 p.m. the Monday before the election) but before 4 p.m. on election day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent voter ballot.  Please contact the Clerk Christina Achterhoff or Deputy Clerk Molly Joslyn at (231) 744-2454 for more information about emergency absent voter ballots. 

Above information was gathered from www.michigan.gov/sos

PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER LIST:

You may request to be added to our Permanent Absentee Voter List by contacting the Clerk's Department by e-mailing Deputy Clerk Molly Joslyn at mjoslyn@laketon.org or by calling (231) 744-2454.   

  • If you are on our Permanent Absentee Voter List an application will be mailed to you around 75 days before every election. 
  • You must fill out the application for EVERY election you wish to receive an absentee ballot for. 
  • If you wish to vote in person for that particular election or not vote in that election just disregard that application. 
  • Once the application is received by the clerk's department, your ballot will be mailed to you when it becomes available.
BASIC VOTING INFORMATION

WHEN GOING TO THE POLLS TO VOTE PLEASE REMEMBER:    

You must show one of the following types of photo ID at the polls in order to vote: The ID must be current - Driver's License, Personal identification card issued by another state, Federal or State government issued photo identification, U.S. Passport, Military identification card with photo, Student identification with photo - from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education or Tribal identification card with photo  OR  the voter may sign an affidavit form.

MILITARY & OVERSEAS VOTER INFORMATION

If you are an active duty servicemember of the Uniformed Services, a spouse/child/dependent of an active duty servicemember, a merchant marine or a U.S. Citizen living overseas, you have several options for voting by absentee ballot. Click these links for more information and forms!

For more information go to the Michigan Secretary of State Website by clicking the link below:

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633-238835--,00.html

For the Voter Registration AND Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) Click the link below:

http://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf

RECENT ELECTION RESULTS

For current election results, please visit Muskegon County Clerk's Office website below.

http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/507/Election-Results

PAST ELECTION RESULTS ARCHIVE

For past election results, please visit Muskegon County Clerk's Office website below.

http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/523/Election-Results-Archive

ELECTION PRECINCT INSPECTORS

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ELECTION INSPECTOR? 

Fill out the Election Inspector Application below and drop it off to Laketon Township Hall at 2735 W. Giles Road.  If you have any questions, you may call (231) 744-2454 and speak to Clerk Christina Achterhoff or Deputy Clerk Molly Joslyn. Election Inspector Application.pdf


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