Voter / Election Information
Voting Location: Curtis Township Fire Department 5019 Bamfield Rd Glennie, MI 48737.
Are you registered to vote? If you are not sure, find out by clicking here.
If you are not registered, you may obtain a Voter Registration Application Form from the Township Clerk or at your local Secretary of State Office, your local county or city clerk’s office, offices of several state agencies including the Departments of Human Services, Community Health, Labor and Economic Growth, military recruitment centers or online at www.Michigan.gov/sos. Online you can complete the form and print it. Once completed you can then sign, and mail to:
Teresa Perkins –
P.O. Box 90
Glennie, MI 48737
Photo Identification Required When Voting
The Michigan Supreme Court recently upheld a Michigan law passed in 1996, requiring all voters to show photo identification when voting at the polls. The requirement became effective with the November 2007 election. Voters must show photo identification or sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.
Accepted forms of photo identification are:
- Drivers License or personal identification card
- United States Passport
- Military ID with photo
- Federal or State government issued photo identification
- Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
- Tribal identification card with photo
The photo identification requirement does not apply to persons voting by absentee ballot. Voters who do not have a photo ID can acquire a state identification card at their local Secretary of State branch office for $10. State ID cards are free to individuals who are 65 or older, blind, or who have had their driving privileges terminated due to a physical or mental condition. Proof of identity and residency are required when applying for a State ID card.
For additional information about the photo identification requirement, please visit the Secretary of State Election Web Page.
Absent Voter Ballots
Absentee ballots are available for all elections. They allow voters to cast a ballot without being present on election day.
As a registered voter, you may request an absent voter ballot if you meet any of the following criteria:
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
Check your voter registration at Michigan Voter Information Center Michigan.gov/Vote
Requesting an Absent Voter Ballot
Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to your city or township clerk. (For assistance in obtaining the address of your city or township clerk, see Michigan.gov/Vote) You must request an absent voter ballot by mailing the application, large print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from your local clerk’s office. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by your clerk no later than 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.
Once your request is received by the local clerk, your signature on the request will be checked against your voter registration record before a ballot is issued. You must be a registered voter to receive an absent voter ballot. Requests for absent voter ballots are processed immediately. Absent voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any address outside of your city or township of residence.
After receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on election day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk’s office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk’s office.
If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death prevents you from reaching the polls on election day, you may request an emergency absent voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absent voter ballots has passed but before 4 p.m. on election day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absent voter ballot. Please contact your local clerk for more information about emergency absent voter ballots.