Phone (269) 925-0616
Office Hours (M - F):
8:30am - 5:00pm

Home Departments Elections

Clerk Carolyn Phillips oversees the elections.

Tammy Taylor, Cherry Mesa, and Chris Clark assist with the election process.

Important election dates can be found in this packet from the State of Michigan.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all elections.

Register to Vote- SOM

Always visit the State of Michigan's website for the most up to date information. State of Michigan Election Info

How to Register to Vote Summary






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You Must Be...
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Fill Out Application
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Submit Application
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Clerk Mails Voter Card
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A US citizen

A Michigan citizen

A citizen of the town where you're registering

At least 18 years old


Obtain an application at one of many locations, and fill it out.

Must register 30 days before election to vote in that election.

Hand-deliver or mail in application.

If never registered to vote in Michigan and choose to mail in application, remember to include identification information.

Card will show location where to cast ballot.

Present acceptable photo ID at polls or sign an affidavit if no photo ID is available.

Points to Remember

  1. If you move to a new city or township, you must re-register. If you move within a city or township and are already registered to vote, you only need to update your address.
  2. If you are in jail, awaiting arraignment or trial, you may register to vote. If you are in jail after being convicted and sentenced, you may not register to vote or vote while you are confined.
  3. Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at for information about registering to vote and voting, voting equipment, polling place locations, state and local ballots, the candidates, campaign finance and more. Your local clerk can help with questions about your voter registration, polling place location and working at the polls.
Absentee Voting- SOM

Always visit the State of Michigan's website for the most up to date information. State of Michigan Election Info

Absentee Voting

Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on election day.

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absent voter ballot if you are:

  • age 60 years old or older
  • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • expecting to be out of town on election day
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

A person who registers to vote by mail must vote in person in the first election in which he or she participates. The restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are disabled or voters who are 60 years of age or older. (Voting in person on one governmental level clears the restriction on the other levels. For example, if a voter subject to the restriction votes in person at a school election, the voter would be free to obtain an absentee ballot for the first state election in which he or she wishes to participate.)


PRECINCTS 1 & 2 - Benton Charter Township Municipality - 1725 Territorial Rd., Bldg. B

PRECINCTS 3 & 6 - Moose Family Center - 2180 Union Ave.

PRECINCT 4 - Benton Charter Township Fire Station #2 - 181 Enterprise Way

PRECINCT 5 - Benton Charter Township Fire Station #1 - 781 S. Crystal Ave.