Elections

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?  Residents who are 17 1/2 years of age or older may register to vote at the Township Offices (7401 N 32nd Street), any Secretary of States Branch Office or the Kalamazoo County Clerk’s office.   You may also register to vote on line at the Michigan Secretary of State website however; voters who have not registered to vote in person (by personally visiting one of the 3 agencies) must vote in person on their first election.   This requirement only applies to new first-time voters in the State of Michigan.

HOW DO I OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT? If you qualify because of one of the six reasons listed on the Absentee Ballot application, you may request an absentee ballot up until the Saturday before any election. You can download an application from the Michigan Secretary of State website. These are the reasons you would qualify to vote by absentee ballot:

  • 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 electin inpector in a precinct ojutside of your precinct of your residence
  • You can also call or come into the Township Office to get an application. In many cases, we can issue you the ballot at that time. Please be prepared to show a valid, government issued ID when you apply. You may also apply in writing as long as you include your reason for needing an Absentee Ballot, your registered address in Richland Township, where you want the ballot sent, and your signature.

For additional information or questions, please call us at 269-629-4921 during office  hours of Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or via email at Contact Us.

Richland Township

7401 N. 32nd Street
Richland, MI 49083 (Map)
Phone:  (269) 629-4921
Fax:  (269) 629-5993
Contact Us

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday
8:00am to 5:00pm
*Notary Available

Assessor's Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday
8:30am to 12:00pm

Planner's Office Hours
Wednesdays 9:00am to 12:00pm
Except 4th Wednesday 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Building Inspector's Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
9:30am to 10:30am

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