Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the Township Clerk. You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting the application, large print application, letter, postcard, or pre-printed application form obtained from the Clerk's office. Requests may be returned by hand, via postal mail, fax, or e-mail, as long as a signature is visible. All Ottawa County registered voters were mailed an Absentee Ballot Application from the county for the upcoming August 4 State Primary and November 3 General elections. The application is in the form of a postcard (sample below).
The last day an absentee ballot may be mailed to you is Friday, July 31. You may request an absentee ballot until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, however, on that Monday you must vote the ballot in the office. All absentee ballots must be returned by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to count.
The Clerk’s office will be open 7:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2020 to accept Absentee Voter Ballot requests for the August 4 Primary Election.
You can register to vote online or at the Clerk's office, County Clerk's office, or Secretary of State branch office. If you are registering less than 15 days before an election, you must register to vote at the Clerk's office. To find where you vote, click here.
If you have questions, please call (616) 396-2345 option #7.