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General Voting Information

For most residents, voting remains the most direct means of participation in our government.

Laketown Township Voting Precincts: The three precincts in Laketown Township are defined by the three school districts in the Township. To determine which district you reside, consult your tax bill. If your school tax dollars go to Holland Schools, you live in Precinct 1. If your school tax goes to Hamilton schools, you live in Precinct 2. If your school tax goes to Saugatuck schools, you live in Precinct 3. The following are voting precinct locations:

  • Precinct 1 (Holland Public Schools) – Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road
  • Precinct 2 (Hamilton Public Schools) – Graafschap Fire Station, 4534 60th Street
  • Precinct 3 (Saugatuck Public Schools) – Laketown Township Hall, 4338 Beeline Road

Michigan’s Voting Polls are Open from 7 AM until 8 PM

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding voting in general:

How do I register to vote? You may register to vote in person at the township office or at any Secretary of State office. You may also register by mail, with forms available at www.michigan.gov/sos, however, some restrictions may apply. There is no fee to register.

Who is eligible to vote? In order to vote you must be: a citizen of the United States, a resident of the State of Michigan (and will be at least a 30-day resident of your city or township by election day), a registered voter, and 18 years of age on or before election day.

How do I file an absentee ballot? To vote as an absentee voter, you can fill out and sign an absentee voter application. The application is available on line at www.laketowntwp.org or visit www.michigan.gov/sos to print out and mail the application. You may request to be put on the permanent AV (Absentee Voter) list. Once on that list, you will receive your application automatically in the mail before each election. For more information about absentee ballots, call the township office (616) 335-3050.

Military and Overseas Civilian Voters? Special services are provided to assist military and overseas civilian voters participate in elections. If you are a military or overseas civilian voter who is eligible to vote in Michigan or to find out additional information, please visit www.michigan.gov/sos, or www.fvap.gov, or contact us at (616) 335.3050.

If you have any questions, please call the township office at (616) 335-3050 and ask for Amber or Jenifer, or email Jenifer at jenifer@laketowntwp.org