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2014 Election Results

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2014 Election Dates

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The following dates are Registration Deadlines for each Tentatively Scheduled Election for the State of Michigan.  Dates/information will be added as it becomes known.

 Election  Election Date  Registration Deadline  Absentee Ballot Deadlines

Primary Election

August 5th, 2014

July 7th, 2014

*To have ballot mailed to you, requests must be received no later than 8/2/2014 at 2pm (the Clerk's Office will be open on the 2nd from 9am to 2pm)
*After 8/2/2014, all absentee ballots must be voted at the Township Hall.

General Election

November 4th, 2014

October 6th, 2014

*To have ballot mailed to you, requests must be received no later than 11/1/2014 at 2pm (the Clerk's Office will be open on the 2nd from 9am to 2pm)
*After 11/1/2014, all absentee ballots must be voted at the Township Hall.

The Precinct you are registered to vote in on the above registration deadline(s) is the precinct you will be able to vote in on the corresponding election(s).

Absentee Ballot Deadlines:  The first date listed is the last date a ballot can be requested by mail.  The second date listed is the last date and time an absentee ballot can be requested in person without being required to complete the ballot at the Township Hall.

More election information and FAQs can be found below.
~updated 7/02/2014.

What will I see on the ballot for the current election?

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The 2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate List can be found on the Secretary of State's website, here.  Keep in mind this list is for the entire State of Michigan; the ballot you see for an election may differ from what another person will see.  The items listed on your ballot are based on the issues/offices that affect the County, Township/City/Village, and Precinct you live in.

The following is a link to the Secretary of State's Voter Information Center.  Here you will need to enter information about yourself (name, birth date, and zip code or drivers license number and birth date), you will then see a sample ballot for the upcoming election.  Also listed on the page is your voting place and Clerk's information.

What will your ballot look like for the upcoming election?  Go to this website:  https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/

Feel free to share this resource with your fellow voters as, again, your sample ballot may differ from another persons.

~More election information is listed below.~

ELECTION INFORMATION

*click a link below to find your election question answers*

Dalton Township Clerk: MaryAnn Wallace    231-332-6703

Click here to view the Dalton Township Precint Map (shows voting locations for each precinct)

Where do I vote? Can I vote, what are the qualifications?
Which offices will be elected? How do I get an Absentee Voter Ballot?
What are the filing deadlines & requirements for running for a position? What is the Board of Canvassers?
What is a precinct and who is a  Precinct Delegate? Can I be a precinct Inspector?
If I have questions, who should I call?

 

Where do I vote? Each voter must vote in the polling place designated to serve the precinct in which they reside. This location is indicated on your voter identification card, on the Michigan Voter Information Center, or can be obtained by contacting your clerk.
When can I vote? The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m.
Anyone still remaining in line at 8:00 p.m. is eligible to vote.
Are you a registered voter?



How do I register to vote?


Where do I register to vote?









 Only registered voters may vote.
 Each election has a designated registration deadline (see above).  If you are not registered you may not vote in that election.   If you're not sure, call your local clerk's office.    
Dalton Township Clerk (231) 332-6703

You must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of Michigan and the city/township where you are applying to register for at least 30 days prior to the election.


Register to vote at your local City Clerk, Township Clerk, County Clerk, or Secretary of State Office during regular business hours.

Download your voter registration form here. 
Please send completed form to:
Dalton Township Clerk
1616 East Riley Thompson Rd
Muskegon, MI 49445

NOTICE REGARDING YOUR RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
Michigan law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver license purposes. Therefore, if the residence address you provide on the voter registration form differs from the address shown on a driver license or personal identification card issued by the State of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver license or personal identification card address to match the residence address entered on the voter registration form. If an address change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver license or personal identification card.
 Absent Voter Ballots  You are eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot IF...
   *you are 60 or older, 
   *physically unable to attend the polls,
   *unable to attend the polls,
   *appointed as a precinct inspector in a precinct other than your own,
   *are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial,
   *or expect to be absent from the community on election day.

To receive an absentee ballot, contact your local clerk for an application.
Dalton Township Clerk:  231-332-6703
 Which offices are being elected in 2014? Scroll to the top of this page where current election information, when known, is posted.

The Muskegon County Clerk's page may also have further information: 
www.co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk.
 What are the filing deadlines & requirements? Click here to view the filing deadlines - a document available from the Muskegon Clerk's Office.
 

Visit www.co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk for more information.
 What is the Board of Canvassers?



 Who is on the Muskegon County Board of Canvassers?



 What does the Musk. Co. Board of Canvassers do?
 This board completes canvas and certification of primaries and elections, conducts recounts, and inspects ballot containers.

The board is bipartisan, per state requirements.  This means membership is made up of both political parties and recommendations for appointment comes from the Party Chairperson.

Term length is four years.  Current members of the Muskegon County Board of Canvassers are:
 Linda Whalen (Dem) 10/31/2015
 Shirley Privacky (Rep) 10/31/2015
 Doug Smith (Dem) 10/31/2017
 Nancy Wells (Rep) 10/31/2017

The Muskegon County Board of Canvassers certify state and federal election results, from the county.  After certification the Board sends the results to the State Board of Canvassers for approval.
 What is a precinct?

 Who is/can be a Precinct Delegate?
 A precinct is the smallest political unit in the country.  All voters in a precinct vote at one location.

A precinct delegate is elected by the voters of the precinct and serve as a bridge between voters and the Democratic or Republican Party.  Delegates represent the precinct at the Democratic or Republican meetings.
 Who are Precinct Inspectors?


When can I apply?
Precinct inspectors are paid to work at the polls on Election Day.
Registered voters interested must submit an election inspector application to their local clerk.
Applicants must include their name, address, date of birth, and political party preference.

Contact your local clerk beginning early June.  All Precinct inspectors must complete training prior to serving at the polls.  Trained inspectors are eligible to work anywhere in the county.
 Who is my local Clerk?









Local Political Party Contacts:
 Dalton Township  MaryAnn Wallace 231-332-6703 
 Blue Lake Township Dick Parker 231-894-6335 
 Cedar Creek Township Stephanie Kuziak  231-821-0014 
 Egelston Township Joan Raap  231-788-2308 ext. 16 
 Fruitland Township Karolyn Rillema  231-766-3208 
 Holton Township Melanie Johnson  231-821-2168 
 Laketon Township Christina Achterhoff  231-744-2454 
 Muskegon Charter Township Anne Oakes  231-777-2555 ext. 312 

 Republican Party

 Democratic Party

 Robert Schostak, State Chair
 520 Seymour Street
 Lansing, MI  48933
 (517) 487-5413
 
www.migop.org
 Mark Brewer, State Chair
 606 Townsend Street
 Lansing, MI  48933
 (517) 371-5410
 
www.michigandems.com
 Christina Achterhoff, County Chair      
 366 N. Bear Lake Road
 North Muskegon, mI  49445
 (H) (231) 719-2105
christina.achterhoff@comcast.net
 Steve Markel, County Chair            
 6635 Zellar Road
Whitehall, MI  49461
(H) (231) 894-8088
slmarkel@yahoo.com

 Information updated July 2014

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