Tests confirm accuracy of election equipment

Presidential Primary is Feb. 27. Early in-person voting starts Feb. 17.
Laketown Township officials test voting equipment at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. From right are Clerk Amber Davis, Deputy Clerk Jenifer French and assistant Zoey Hallam.

Laketown Township election officials tested voting equipment on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the township hall, 4338 Beeline Road.

“The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer programming used to tabulate votes cast during the election meet the requirements of Michigan Election law,” said Clerk Amber Davis. “During the test the tabulators are fed prefilled ballots, which simulate various voting scenarios. Our staff confirm the tabulators properly accept, tally or reject the ballots.”

The process is done before each election, and it is always open to the public.

Voting information

In-person voting for the Feb. 27 Presidential Primary begins Saturday, Feb. 17.

All early voting for Laketown Township residents is at the township hall. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Feb. 17-Feb. 25.

The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with local clerk is Feb. 12. Eligible citizens may register to vote at the clerk’s office after this deadline 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.

To mail a ballot to you, the clerk’s office must receive your written request by 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.

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.

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