Elections Department



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The Clerk is responsible for conducting all federal, state, school and local elections.   Some frequently asked questions are here for your review, and more information is available at the Michigan Voter Information Center, found here.  If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at 586-786-0010.

Where do I register to vote?

You may register to vote at the Clerk's Office, at any Secretary of State Office, through certain assistance agencies, by mail, or online. If you are registering in the 14 days preceding an election that you wish to participate in, you must register in person at the Clerk's Office. 

Where do I vote?

The Township has 7 polling precincts.  Once you register to vote, you will be sent a Voter I.D. card listing your polling location and district assignments.  If you are currently registered and cannot locate your Voter I.D. card, call us for assistance or you can find your information online. You are not required to show your Voter ID card in order to vote. 

 Who can vote Absentee?

Any registered voter can request an absentee ballot (vote by mail ballot)  by submitting a written application. During election cycles, you can download a paper application, request a mailed paper application from the Clerk's Office or complete an application online.  You may bring your printed form in person, drop it in our drive-up drop box in front of Township Hall, email a clear photo or scan to elections@washingtontwpmi.org, or mail it to  the Clerk's Office, 57900 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48094

Note:  The Clerk's Office maintains a list of voters who wish to have applications for absentee (mail) ballots sent to them before each election cycle. If you wish to be added to the application mailing list, please contact our office.

 Interested in becoming an Election Inspector?

If you enjoy community service and working with the public, consider becoming an Election Inspector.  These are paid, seasonal positions that are available to any person who is registered to vote in MI and to students ages 16 & 17. Inspectors work at one of our 11 precincts or our Absentee Counting Board and training is provided. To apply, complete an  Election Inspector Application  and submit it to the Clerk's office or email it to elections@washingtontwpmi.org .