What You Need to Know for the August Election

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Plainfield Township will hold a state primary election Aug. 2 to determine which candidates will represent their political parties in the Nov. 8 general election.

The ballot will include U.S. representative, governor, state senator and representative, county commissioner and two county millage proposals.

Here are some reminders for Township residents who plan to vote in person or absentee:

  • All precincts are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day and are handicapped accessible. In Michigan, you do not have to declare a political party to vote but must select candidates from only one party during a primary election.
  • Township residents eligible to register to vote for the August primary may do so:
    • Online at the Michigan Voter Information Center website by July 19.
    • Via mail by printing and filling out a voter registration applicationand sending it to the Plainfield Township Clerk’s Office, 6161 Belmont Ave. NE, Belmont, Michigan, 49306. The application must be postmarked by July 19 for the August primary.
  • After July 19, voter registration can only be completed for the August primary in person at the Township Clerk’s Office until 8 p.m. Aug. 2 (Election Day). Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, state ID or utility bill is required.
  • Due to statewide redistricting, your precinct location may have changed. If you plan to vote in person, you can find your polling location by viewing your voter ID card, the Township's map online or by visiting gov/vote and entering your name or driver’s license number.
  • Residents who request to vote absentee in this year’s elections will receive a dual absentee ballot application. This means absentee voters need to complete and submit only one application to receive ballots in the mail for the August and November elections.
  • The Clerk’s Office has started mailing absentee ballot applications. Absentee voters in the same household may receive their applications on different days.
  • Voters should drop off absentee applications at the Clerk’s Office or in the secured drop box located in front of Township Hall at 6161 Belmont Ave. NE. Materials are gathered regularly, and the drop box is monitored by video surveillance.

To view the complete list of candidates and county proposals for the Aug. 2 election, click here. For more information on the Aug. 2 election, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit plainfieldmi.org/vote.