Elections

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Now you can track your ballot, register to vote, apply for your Absentee ballot and more online! To do any of these click here!

Williamstown Township's next election will be the General Election on November 3, 2020. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm.

To return your Absentee Application and/or Ballot these are the options:

  • Postal Mail
  • Township Drop Box (white box next to the postal mail box - accessible from your car)
  • mail slot next to the front door
  • bring inside the Township office.

We strongly encourage use of the drop box or mail slot; both are locked and secure and are checked at least once per day.

NOTE: ONCE RECEIVED, PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION AND/OR BALLOT AND RETURN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Absentee Ballot Application: Instructions are on the back, please read carefully and follow them. If you are using the drop box to return your application, you do not need to put it in an envelope. NOTE: If you gave us a mailing address that wasn't your residence for the last election you voted in, please contact us to let us know whether you still wish to have your ballot for the upcoming election sent to that address. You can also do this by going to the Michigan Voter Information Center.

A note about multiple Absentee Applications: You may receive more than one Absentee Application. The Township mails one to each person on our Permanent Absentee Voter List and to those who request them for individual elections. This year, the State of Michigan mailed applications to those not on the list as well. Often, the political parties send Absentee Applications too. What to do? Just pick one and send it to the Township. Even if we receive multiple applications, you will only receive one ballot. As always, if you receive mail for persons who are no longer living at your address or who are deceased, do not open it; please just write on the envelope "not at this address" or "deceased" and return to your mail carrier or the post office. They will return the mail to whoever sent it so they can correct their records.

Ballot: Ballots have been sent to all voters who have completed an Absentee Ballot Application and returned it to us. A ballot cannot be sent to voters unless we have the Absentee Ballot Application on file. In 2020, the State of Michigan instituted "dual" applications. Some voters chose to receive a ballot for the November election on a previous election's application. Therefore, if you received a ballot for the November election and wasn't expecting it, it most likely was sent to you because you had previously requested one. Regardless of why/how you received a ballot, if you decide you would rather vote in person on election day, you can surrender your absentee ballot at the Township office prior to election day and you can vote in person on election day.

Make sure you put your ballot back inside the secrecy sleeve before placing in the return envelope. MAKE SURE YOU SIGN THE ENVELOPE! Ballots without signatures cannot be processed. If your signature does not match what we have on file for you, we may ask you to come into the office so we can verify your signature. Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our elections and your vote secure! Please return your ballot as soon as possible; with more absentee voters this election, we need more time to check them in.

A Word about "Early Voting": Michigan's early voting is actually absentee voting in the Clerk's office, meaning you get your absentee ballot and you can vote it in a voting booth inside the Township office. There is no tabulator, therefore you cannot tabulate your own ballot if you choose this option. This is true everywhere in Michigan. Some states have a true early voting where it is the same as when you vote in person. Residents here have been confusing the two, so we wanted to set the record straight so you know what to expect if you decide to early vote. Absentee voting in Williamstown Township is very secure and we encourage you to avoid the lines on election day by absentee voting.

Questions?: Contact Clerk Robin Cleveland at (517) 655-3193. You can easily check the status of your Absentee Application or Ballot, your voting location, and more at the Michigan Voter Information Center.


Election and Precinct Information

Election Forms

All voter information on this page is current as of 10-16-20.

Election Precinct Map

Precinct 1 location
Williamstown Township Hall
4990 Zimmer Road

Precinct 2 location
St. Katherine's Church
4650 N. Meridian Road

Absent Voter Counting Board (AVCB) - sequestered
985 Sherwood Rd.