What You Need to Know for the November Election

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Next month, Plainfield Township will hold a general election Nov. 2 to fill the vacant Michigan Senate seat for the 28th District and consider the Community Center millage proposal.

For those voting by absentee ballot, please be aware the U.S. Postal Service changed its delivery standard for first-class mail on Oct. 1, and mail is now expected to take three to five days for delivery. Due to this change, if you choose to mail your ballot, please plan for your ballot to take longer to arrive. If you prefer, you can also return your ballot directly to our Clerk’s Office during business hours or at the secure drop box in front of Township Hall at 6161 Belmont Ave. NE.

Voters can view their registration status and check if an absentee application or ballot has been received by the Clerk’s Office by visiting michigan.gov/vote and entering their name or driver’s license number.

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.
  • Township residents may register to vote in person at the Township Clerk’s Office up to 8 p.m. on Nov. 2. Proof of residency 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 michigan.gov/vote and entering your name or driver’s license number.
  • The Clerk’s Office has begun sending out ballots. Absentee voters in the same household may receive their applications and ballots on different days.
  • Voters can mail or drop off ballots and applications at the Clerk’s Office or in the secured drop box located in front of Township Hall. Materials are gathered regularly, and the drop box is monitored by video surveillance.

For more information on the Nov. 2 election, including answers to a list of frequently asked questions, visit plainfieldmi.org/vote.