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Canton Township

Posted on: January 29, 2020

2020 Elections Ahead

Picture of a flag with a road sign that says 2020 Elections Ahead

2020 is a big election year with elections being held March 10, August 4 and November 3.  Please note the information below from Canton’s Clerk’s Office:

Election Inspectors Needed!

Canton Township is in need of Election Inspectors! Interested individuals can apply by clicking “Voter Info” on the front page of www.canton-mi.org and then navigating o the “Election Inspector” section. One training session is required prior to working. This is a great way to serve the community and get involved in the election process!


March Election Update

On Tuesday, March 10, the Presidential Primary will be held Township-wide between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. Voting location and registration status can be checked at www.mi.gov/vote. All absentee ballots are due back by 03/10/2020 before 8:00 pm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING THE MARCH ELECTION: Those voting by mail or in person will be required to request a ballot type. State law provides for three ballot types to choose from: Republican Ballot with Proposals, Democratic Ballot with Proposals, and Proposal Only Ballot. Selecting a ballot type does not commit a voter to any political party, or have any relation to any other election; it is simply informing which ballot the voter would like to receive for this election.

If a ballot choice is not made, a voter will be unable to receive a ballot. Anyone voting by mail must be sure to check the box indicating ballot choice. For the best service, carefully review the application before returning it to ensure a Republican, Democratic, or Proposal Ballot has been selected.

 

Voting by Mail

The Clerk’s Office is now registering voters for the Permanent Absentee Voter List. All voters have a right to vote an absentee ballot. By placing yourself on the list, voters are guaranteed to receive an Absentee Ballot Application for every election.

You can place you name on the list by calling the Clerk’s Office at 734/394-5120 or you can fill out the on-line form at: https://www.canton-mi.org/FormCenter/Clerks-10/Permanent-Absent-Voter-Application-Form-135

Please note, receiving an application does not require anyone to vote by mail; it merely provides the option.  Absentee ballots for the March election will be mailed out February 3.  


Register to Vote/Check Registration Status

Residents can now visit www.mi.gov/vote to register to vote, check their registration status, locate their polling place, view a sample ballot or check the status of their absentee ballot.

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