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Township Clerk - Election Info 

 

Tami Hardy

 

Voice  616.902.2506

 

Email: keenetwp@gmail.com

2024 Election Info

The 2024 Presidential Primary election is February 27.  The usual absentee ballots and in-person voting at the Township Hall on election day are still in place.  Additionally, you can now vote in person 9 days early between February 17 to February 25 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Ionia Community Library Mercantile Bank Location 302 W Main St, Ionia MI 48846.  Click on "9 Day Voting" below to see the postcard with the full info on it.

 

9 Day Voting

The Clerk will be at the Township Hall on 2-24-24 from Noon to 4:30 pm and 2-25-24 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for residents to register to vote, obtain absentee ballots, or drop off absentee ballots.

November 7, 2023, Election Info

Official Results From the Board of Canvassers Certification of the Commercial Solar Energy Amendments Referendum Vote:

 

No - 468

Yes - 205

Non-voters -  760

46.96% Voter Turnout

The 2018 Commercial Solar Energy Ordinance Remains As Is. 

The Protective Amendments Are Not Adopted.  Those amendments were the ones that the Planning Commission spent a year on with the public's assistance and the Board approved them.

 

Any application will have to apply under the 2018 ordinance or a subsequent ordinance.  The State has adopted a renewable energy law that certain sizes of projects can apply under the Michigan Public Services Commission unless municipalities adopt a compatible ordinance then an applicant has the choice of where to apply.  That law takes effect on 11-29-24 (unless a successful referendum is put on the November 2024 election and passes).

 

The Township has installed a secure ballot drop box at the Township Hall to place your absentee ballots in.  

For Michigan Voter Information and to register online click on the link below:

https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

You can also find information at the link below:

www.michigan.gov/vote

 

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 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 now vote by absentee ballot with no required reasons.  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 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. 

The completed absent voter ballot must be received by the Township Clerk's office no later than 8:00 pm on election day.

Members of the Military:  click on the link below:

https://www.fvap.gov/

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.

Voting Registration Information:

 

 

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