Polls open until 8 tonight for Presidential Primary

Laketown leads Allegan County in early in-person voting.

Polls are open until 8 tonight in Laketown Township for voting in the Presidential Primary.

Residents from Precincts 1 and 3 vote at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road.

Residents from Precinct 2 vote at the Graafschap Fire Department station, 4534 60th St.

The election is a Presidential Primary. There are no other issues on the ballot.

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

If you choose an absentee ballot today, you must vote your absentee ballot in the clerk’s office today. You will not be able to take the ballot with you. All voted ballots must be received by 8 p.m. to be counted.

Eligible Michigan residents can still register in person today at the local clerk’s office. Bring proof of residency and you can register and cast a ballot at the same time.

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

For more election information, visit Laketown’s website or the Secretary of State.

Early Voting

Laketown Township saw a total of 173 people use the first-ever early in-person voting from Feb. 17 to Feb. 25. Laketown was No. 1 is early in-person participation in Allegan County.

The county recorded 1,875 early in-person voters, according to Secretary of State records.

Other top participating communities in Allegan County are:

  • 139 – Allegan Township
  • 129 – Dorr Township
  • 106 – Saugatuck Township
  • 105 – Heath Township

At the close of early in-person voting on Sunday, Feb. 25, a total of 78,093 voters statewide cast a ballot over the course of the nine-day early voting period, according to a Secretary of State press release. The highest turnout day was Feb. 25 with 11,030 voters participating.

That Sunday was Laketown’s busiest day with 28 voters. Laketown was also the busiest municipality in Allegan County that day as well.

This was the first statewide election with constitutionally guaranteed in-person early voting under Proposal 2 of 2022.

“Your vote is your voice – and our democracy is stronger when every eligible citizen has the chance to make their voice heard,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “It’s inspiring to see Michigan citizens active and engaged in this Presidential Primary. … No matter how Michiganders choose to cast their vote in this election, our dedicated local clerks and poll workers will administer a secure process and deliver accurate results.”

If a voter witnesses or experiences any interference or intimidation, they should inform their local clerk immediately and call the national voter protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE, according to the Secretary of State.