What You Need to Know for the August Election

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In less than two weeks, Plainfield Township will hold a primary election to fill the vacant Michigan Senate seat for the 28th District.

The Aug. 3 primary will determine which candidates will represent their political parties in the November election for this seat.

Here are some reminders for Township residents voting 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 voters may only select a candidate from one party during a primary election.
  • Township residents eligible to register to vote may do so only in person at the Township Clerk’s Office up to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 (Election Day). Proof of residency such as a driver’s license, state ID or utility bill is required.
  • If you plan to vote in person, you can find your polling location by viewing the Township's map online or by visiting gov/vote and entering your name or driver’s license number.
  • Those who choose 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 been sending out absentee ballot applications and ballots since June. Absentee voters in the same household may receive their applications and ballots on different days.
  • Voters should drop off absentee ballots and 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.
  • Voters can view their registration status and check if an absentee application or ballot has been received by the Clerk’s Office by visiting gov/vote and entering their name or driver’s license number.

For more information on the Aug. 3 election, including answers to a list of frequently asked questions, visit plainfieldmi.org/vote.