Elections

clerk
Spring Arbor Township has two voting precincts with a total of 5,167 registered voters in the Township.

To vote in an election, a resident must register. To become registered to vote, you can visit the township office, register online, or at any Secretary of State branch office if you are 18 or older and are a legal citizen.

2020 Elections
March 10, 2020 – Presidential Primary
August 4, 2020 – Primary Election
November 3, 2020 – General Election

The clerk’s office will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. the Saturday before each election (March 7th, August 1st, & October 31st).

Want to avoid going out in the cold and standing in line? Request to be on our Permanent AV Ballot Application List. What does this mean? Prior to every election you will receive in the mail an application for an AV Ballot. If you wish to receive a ballot by mail, simply complete the application and return it and a ballot will be sent. If you want to vote in the polls for that election, then do not return that application and show up at the polls on election day.

Have any of these questions? Click the links below to get answers. 

Am I registered to vote?

How do I register to vote?

Where can I view my sample ballot?

Where can I get an absent voter ballot application?

I am in the military. How do I vote?

Where is my polling location?

What are the new voter rights?

I am considering becoming an election inspector. How can I learn more?

DID YOU KNOW???  You can skip the line on Election Day and vote by mail?  Voting has never been easier!  With the passage of Proposal 18-3 last November new changes are available for Michigan Voters.  One of the biggest changes is that ALL eligible registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.  You can also request to be placed on the permanent absentee voter list to save a step in the future. Absent voter list means that you will receive an application for each and every election you eligible to vote. Visit or call the Spring Arbor Township Clerk’s office to request an application prior to any Election, request to be placed on the permanent list, or if you have any questions about the process (517) 750-2800 Ext. 210 or 211

HOW CAN I BECOME AN ELECTION WORKER?
There are applications for election workers available at the township office. You may stop by and pick up an application or call and one can be mailed to you. On the application, you must stipulate your party affiliation. This is a legal requirement.

Election workers are required to attend certification training to work in the polls. There is a county election training meeting which will certify the worker for a two-year period. In Spring Arbor Township, the Clerk holds a training session prior to each election.

On the day of the election, workers must arrive at the polls at 6:15 a.m. to set up the precincts and voting equipment in preparation for the opening of the polls at 7:00 a.m. It is not unusual to have voters standing in line before 7:00 a.m. waiting to vote. After the polls close at 8:00 p.m., the election workers tear down the voting equipment and pack up all of the supplies which must be returned to the Township office that evening. Election workers are paid an hourly rate of $10.00. It is a long day working an election, but many workers enjoy seeing the people in the community and saying hello to their neighbors. There is also a certain amount of pride in being part of working an election. If you are interested and have the time available, please request an application via e-mail or contact the Township office by phone.
Election Inspector Application


HOW ARE THE PRECINCTS DETERMINED?
In 2012 districting changes have allowed us to consolidate our voting precincts from 4 sites to 2 sites.  The voting precincts are:

Precinct 1 – voting at the Spring Arbor Senior Center – 122 Star Rd., Spring Arbor
Precinct 2 – voting at Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church Family Center- 120 E. Main St., Spring Arbor

The new precinct lines cut the township in half east to west along the lines:

From the eastern Township border going west along Spring Arbor Road to Dearing Road, north to King Road, then west to the western border.
Where Do I Vote?

WHAT TYPES OF PICTURE IDENTIFICATION CAN VOTERS DISPLAY TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENT?
Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card. Voters who do not posses either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current:

Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state.
Federal or state government-issued photo identification.
U.S. passport.
Military identification card with photo.
Student identification with photo – from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
Tribal identification card with photo.
If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 750-2800 ext 210 or 211.
Or email us at: elections@springarbor.org