Elections & Voter Registration

Notice to Voters

Voter ID Requirement in Effect

The Voter Identification Requirement is in effect for those casting a ballot in person on Election Day and for those who pick up their absentee voter ballot in person. Please read the Notice to Voters from the State Bureau of Elections for more information, including acceptable forms of identification.

Registration Information

To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by election day, and a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are registering to vote.  For more information, please visit the Michigan Secretary of State website, or contact the Township Clerk’s Office.

If you have never voted in Michigan and register by mail, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if (1) you personally hand deliver the mail-in registration form to your county, city or township clerk’s office instead of mailing the form (2) you are 60 years of age or more (3) you are disabled or (4) you are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

Absentee Voting Information

The passage of Proposal 3 at the November 2018 election eliminated the need to declare a reason to vote by absent voter ballot.  Now, any registered voter, at any time, may use an absent voter ballot to cast their vote simply by returning a completed application.  Please note:  Proposal 3 did not eliminate the requirement for an absent voter application to be filled out for each election in which you would like to receive a ballot.  Voters are still required to fill out an application prior to receiving a ballot.  If you would like to be added to our Permanent Absent Voter List so that you automatically receive an application for each election, please contact the Township Clerk's Office so that we can add you.

Voters utilizing an absent voter ballot will receive their ballot in the the mail at their registered home address.  If you would like to receive your ballot at another address, you must include that information on the application.  Absentee ballots will not be forwarded by the USPS.   

Permanent Absent Voter List Request

Election law requires voters complete and return an absent voter application for each election in which they would like to vote.  If you would like to be added to the township's Permanent Absent Voter List so that you automatically receive an application for each election, please contact the Township Clerk's Office.

Military and Overseas Voters

Members of the military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote or request an absentee voter ballot by completing the Federal Post Card Application. Use of this form assists us in making sure these voters receive absentee voting materials in a timely manner.  The application is valid for one calendar year. .

Election Inspector

Watertown Township depends on resident election inspectors to successfully conduct every election. These are paid positions. If you are interested in becoming an election inspector, please complete the Election Inspector Application.  If you have questions about becoming an election worker, please contact the Township Clerk’s office.

Links

For information regarding the security of the voting system utilized by Watertown Township

Federal Voting Assistance Program  
Voting assistance for uniformed service members, their families, and citizens living outside the U.S

Michigan Voter Information Center    

Michigan Secretary of State   

Frequently Asked Questions 

Contact

Deb Adams
Township Clerk
Email Deb

Christy Sochay
Deputy Clerk
Email Christy

12803 S. Wacousta Road
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Phone: (517) 626-6593 x201
Fax: (517) 626-6405

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