Township Clerk - Election Info
The next election is on November 6, 2018. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day. Vote at the Keene Township Hall located at 8505 Potters Rd, Saranac.
Voting Registration Information:
You may register to vote if you are a United States Citizen, at least 18 years old on or before the election day and are a resident of Michigan. You can register to vote at any time but must be registered at least 30 days before an election to vote in that election. You can register to vote by appearing in person at any Secretary of State branch offices in Michigan or by contacting your Township Clerk or any Department of Human Services agency or specified agencies providing this service through DHS, Department of Community Health or Michigan Job Commission that offers registration services to clients. You can register to vote by mail but if you have never voted before or have never voted in Michigan then you must vote in person the first time voting in Michigan.
You are permanently registered to vote as long as you live in the Township that you registered in. The Township Clerk can check if you are registered. If you move or change your name then you should re-register in the Township of your residence.
Absentee Voting Information:
If you are a registered voter you may vote by absentee ballot if you are 60 years of age or older; expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered to vote for the entire time the polls are open on election day; are unable to go to the polls and vote without the assistance of another person; cannot attend the polls because of your religious beliefs; have been appointed as an election inspector in a precinct other than the one in which you reside or are confined in jail or prison awaiting arraignment or trial.
You can obtain an absentee voter ballot by written request through your Township Clerk. Your written request must include your name, the date of the election, the address where you are registered to vote, the reason why you are requesting an absent voter ballot, the address where you wish to receive your ballot (this must your registration address, an address outside of your jurisdiction or registration, a hospital or some other type of residential institution), your signature and the date of your request.
Members of the Armed Forces and their spouses and dependents, members of the Merchant Marine and their spouses and dependents, and U S citizens temporarily living or traveling outside the territorial limits of the Unites States may use a Federal Post Card Application to obtain an absent voter ballot. U S citizens temporarily living or traveling outside of the territorial limits of the United States must sign the Federal Post Card application under oath to obtain an absent voter ballot. Anyone else eligible to use the federal form is not required to sign it under oath to obtain an absent voter ballot.
The completed absent voter ballot must be received by the Township Clerk's office no later than 8:00 pm on the election day.
Campaigning is allowed on election day but must be done at least 100 feet from a door used by voters to enter or exit the building in which the polls are located.