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Theresa Paddock
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Election Updates

Requesting absentee ballots, moving precinct # 1 and # 2, and same day voter registration

Richland Township Voters will have thee elections in the 2020 calendar year.   March 10, is the Presidential Primary.  This  election is a closed primary and voters will need to specify a party type to receive the appropriate ballot.   Closed elections are the only tyime we will ask for a party perference.   This information is only used to determine the type of ballot you want to vote.  

Voters who have been placed on the permanent absent voter list; should receive their applicaitions around January 1st.   Currently printers are waiting approval from  Michigan Bureau of Elections on the current application.  Once the approval is given for the application, they will be mailed.    If you wish to be placed on the permanent absent voter list, click here, or contact the township office at 629-4921.   An applicaiton must be completed for every election.

Due to growth in the township; two polling locations were moved to larger venues.

Voters in precinct # 1 who previously voted at Gull Lake United Methodist Church will  now vote at the gracespring Bilbe Church located at 8643 Gull Road.

Voters in precinct # 2 who previously voted at the Richland Township Hall will now vote at Living Hope Community Church  located at 9292 East "CD" Avenue.

Voters in precinct # 3 will remain at the Haven Reformed Church.   To see where you vote click here.

Remaining elections:

August 4, 2020

November 3, 2020

Township offices are open the Saturday before each election from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for those wishing to register to vote and / or obtain an absentee ballot.

With the passage of proposal 3 in November 2018, Michigan voters no longer need to specifiy a reason for requesting an absentee ballot.   This proposal also allows for same day registration.   

For additional information contact Richland Township Clerk at 629-4921 or visit Michigan Bureau of Elections.




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