Voter Registration Application
Absentee Voter Application
Secretary of State 

 

Voter Registration
You may register to vote at the Columbia Township Clerk’s office by contacting the clerk during the week or click here for a State of Michigan Voter Registration Application form. Complete the form online, print, sign, and mail to:

Columbia Township Clerk
4870 French Rd.
Unionville, MI 48767

 

Photo Identification Required When Voting

 

Due to a recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling regarding a Michigan law passed in 1996, all voters are now required to show photo identification when voting at the polls.  The requirement became effective with the November 2007 election.

 

Voters must comply with the requirement by showing photo identification or signing 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
  • Federal or State government issued photo identification
  • United States Passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • 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 and want one can get 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 Elections's web site.
 
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 are:

  • 60 years of age or older.
  • Expecting to be out of town on election day.
  • Physically unable to attend the polls without assistance.
  • Unable to vote in person because of your religion.
  • Appointed to work as a precinct inspector in a different precinct than where you reside.
  • Confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial. 
 
 A person who registers to vote by mail must vote in person the first time.  This restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are handicapped, or voters that are older than 60.
 
Also, a permanent list of absent voters is maintained by the clerk's office for persons wanting to receive an application prior to each election.  The applications are automatically mailed four to six weeks prior to all elections.  If you qualify by meeting one of the above listed reasons, call the clerk's office and we will add your name to the permanent list. 

Newsflash

ELECTION COMMISSION MEETING

Columbia Township Library

Community Meeting Room

8:30 a.m. July 16, 2018

 ESTABLISH ELECTION INSPECTORS FOR THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION FOR COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP


Notice of Public Accuracy Test

 General Election

November 6, 2018

A Public Accuracy Test will be held on Friday, October 26th at 1:30 pm in the Columbia Township community room.  The test will be conducted for the purpose of testing election equipment for the upcoming General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 

Any questions, please contact Christine Kolar, clerk, at (989) 280-9602. 

 

 


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