First-ever in-person early voting underway

Voting continues daily through Feb. 25 at the township hall.
Randall and Rose Brondyke were the first residents in Laketown Township to vote in the first-ever in-person early voting on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road.

Rose and Randall Brondyke were the first to vote at Laketown Township in the first-ever in-person early voting at the Laketown Township Hall on Saturday morning, Feb. 17.

Polls opened at 8 a.m. for residents to cast ballots in the Feb. 27 Presidential Primary. The Brondykes voted a little after opening.

Statewide voters passed Proposal 2 in 2022 to create early in-person voting. In that Nov. 8, 2022, election, Laketown voters did not back the proposal with 1,824 in support and 1,967 against early voting.

Early voting in the township continues 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day through Feb. 25 at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road. The township hall is the site for all three precincts. For those from Precinct 2 who would normally vote at the Graafschap Fire Department, early in-person voting is at the township hall.

There is no early in-person voting on Monday, Feb. 26.

The Laketown Township election crew on the first day of the first-ever in-person early voting on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. From left: Deputy Clerk Jenifer French, assistant Zoey Hallam, Clerk Amber Davis and Election Officer Melonie Mattson.

Election Day

Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Residents from Precinct 2 vote at the Graafschap Fire Department station, 4534 60th St., for the normal Tuesday election date. Other residents from Precincts 1 and 3 vote at the township hall.

The Feb. 27 election is a presidential primary. There are no other issues on the ballot.

Voters choose to vote either a Republican or a Democrat ballot.

Absentee Ballots

Even with early in-person voting, residents may still vote absentee.

To get a ballot by mail, the township clerk must receive the written request by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23.

No absentee ballots are issued after 4 p.m. the Monday before the election – Feb. 26. 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.

For more information, call the clerk’s office at (616) 335-3050.