Election Information

Upcoming Elections
March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary
A closed primary (Michigan election law requires a voter to request a specific political party’s ballot for the presidential primary)

May 5, 2020 (possible, TBD)
August 4, 2020 Primary Election
November 3, 2020 General Election

You can now register online to vote (or update your registration): www.Michigan.gov/VoterRegistration

Absentee Ballots

Any registered voter can now vote absentee.
For an absentee ballot application or to be put on the permanent list (to automatically receive an application for every election eligible) please contact the Clerk, Danielle Patterson at 517-543-3308 or email the clerk or sign up online.
Applications should forward if you’ve set up USPS mail forwarding, but the ballots do NOT so be sure to indicate on the request where to mail your ballot if you want it sent to a temporary address outside of Eaton Township.

Regular absentee ballots must be requested in writing and signed by the voter The majority of voters will have to submit a request for an absentee ballot for each election.  Regular absentee ballots cannot be requested more than 75 days prior to an Election.

If you are overseas or military stationed outside of your registered address please use the FVAP application and contact the Clerk, Danielle Patterson at 517-543-3308 or email the clerk for specific instructions.

Absentee ballots are usually available to be sent out about a month before the election and can be requested (with some limitations) up to the Monday prior to Election Day. For more details see the links below (Election Information Links) or contact the Clerk, Danielle Patterson.

Regular mail time by USPS can take about a week. Applications or ballots can be mailed or dropped off in-person during Township hours or after hours use the dropbox, located in the parking lot across from the building under the lamppost.

Completed ballots must be received by the Clerk by 8 pm Election Day and be signed by the voter (usually on the outside of the return envelope) in order to be counted. You can track your absentee ballot status through the Michigan Voter Information Center link below (Election Information Links.)

Election Information Links