Elections

2024 ELECTION DATES

The next election in Laketown Township is the Presidential Primary on Feb. 27.

Feb. 27 is the Presidential Primary. In this election the voter must choose either a Republican or Democratic ballot.

What is early voting?

The Feb. 27 election is the first one in which we will be conducting early voting. Early voting gives residents the opportunity to cast their vote in person nine days prior to the election. However, there will only be one early voting site. This may be different from your normal polling location.

There is one early voting site for all Laketown Township residents: The Laketown Township Office, 4338 Beeline Road.

Early voting dates and times

Saturday, Feb. 17: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 18: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb.19: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 20: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 22: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 25: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What are the office hours and location?

The clerk’s office is at the Laketown Township office, 4338 Beeline Road.

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Feb. 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (the Saturday prior to the election)

Where is the drop box for absent voters?

The secure drop box is at the Laketown Township office on the front side of the office by the entrance door. It is checked regularly and has video surveillance to ensure the security of all ballots.

Registration deadlines and absentee voting

Eligible citizens may register to vote at the clerk’s office from Feb. 13 to Feb. 27. Proof of residency is required.

Eligible citizens may register to vote at any time up to and including 8 p.m. on Election Day in person at the clerk’s office from Feb. 13 to Feb. 27. Proof of residency is required.

Mailed absentee ballot deadline: To mail a ballot to you, we must receive your written request by 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.

In-person absentee voting deadline: Because of state law, no absentee ballots can be issued after 4 p.m. the Monday before the election. You must vote your absentee ballot in the clerk’s office on this day. You will not be able to take the ballot with you. All voted ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

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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